My sewing friend and I made this recently for Project Linus. I bought a layer cake and a charm pack from Connecting Threads (on sale!) and we did a simple snowball pattern. Except...we were a little lax on the corners and didn't trim them off, so they came out a little thick and therefore irregular. No problem – I suggested we call the quilt Sea Glass, after the little pieces of glass you find on the beach that are worn into irregular shapes. It's a design element, that's all.
This quilt could really use some quilting, like some waves through the blocks. I, unfortunately, am entirely too afraid to try free motion quilting, so there it is. I am contemplating putting abalone buttons on the corners, but embarrassingly enough, I can't find my bag of buttons at the moment. But anyway.
We use the self-binding method whereby the backing is bigger than the top, and then it's brought around to both border and bind the blanket with mitered corners. I like this, it gives the blanket a soft cozy edge. The only drawback is you really can't use batting, but since it's fleece on the back, it actually works out alright.
How did I come up with this name for my blog?
I will never be recruited into the Quilting Police – I am not a perfectionist when it comes to quilting. I prefer my quilts done (not that I don't have plenty that are only partly done and many many more in the dream stages). I also like to get a deal on fabric, and I like to use up my fabric efficiently. I created this blog to show the method of my madness...
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