Hello everyone! I have missed you all as I have been busy with jury duty and sewing some homemade gifts for some friends and family that are expecting babies! Today I wanted to share this quilt I made my nephew. I made this a few weeks back. My brother and sister in law are very outdoorsy people and to match their interests they have decided to make their nursery a woodland theme. To match I decided to surprise them with this quilt…
This quilt was so much fun to make and it was not hard to make but it was time consuming.
I do have a few tips when it comes to making a strip quilt…
#1: My advice to anyone is that if you plan on making a quilt I recommend using a walking foot!!! It will save you soooo much time! Thankfully a really good friend of mine lent me her machine that way I can use her walking foot.
#2: Be sure to pre-wash all of your fabric!#3: I prefer to use cotton batting.
#4: Layout your fabric pieces before sewing it together then take a picture of it so you don’t forget!
#5: For a strip quilt first sew the strips together first. Then I sew the woodland strip with the wood grain strip. You then end up having two strips together (one wood grain & one woodland to make one fat strip). Then I piece it together from there.
As for the fabric I strategically picked it. The woodland with some polka dots. Then when I found the wood grain printed fabric and I knew that it was a must. Then for the back I used flannel with a flannel print (my brother in law loves flannel shirts so it was a must)! Then to “bind” the quilt I just made my own “bias tape” (it wasn’t cut at a bias). I so happened to score on the same polka dot print as the green fabric but instead in blue. It was a great color choice to finish off the quilt.
Here is my sister in laws reaction to opening her quilt. Her reaction is so precious!