Monday, December 16, 2013
Sunday, May 29, 2011
After sewing the strips together in five different patterns then you cut them again into 2.5" strips and then sew them together into squares and put them together to make this finished product.
The original pattern in the book called for 1.5" strips which would have made 1" finished squares but since she had the 2.5" strip cutter we decided that a 2" finished square would be much easier to put together, iron, and quilt. I should also mention that all of the fabric used (except for the backing) were scraps from previous projects. Mostly from mom's scrap bin. So if you are wondering if it is useful to save those scraps from your projects here is a perfect example of what you can do with them!
This is a picture of the quilt wrapped around my boys twin bed. The final measurement was 89"x89" and it would probably better fit a full sized bed.
During college one of Brenda's projects was to make clothing for babies who were born premature. As Hazel was only 12 inches long and weighed in at 1 lb. 10 oz. she was quite small. Brenda made this beautiful white dress for her burial as well and it was so wonderful to not have to try to find these items but instead to have them lovingly made just for her. I don't think that I could thank these two enough for such wonderful gifts.
I should mention that they each completed their projects in less than a week. I'm so blessed to have such talented relatives!