I have been crafting up a storm these past few weeks. I am just about done a knit baby blanket and last night I finished my second quilt!! I'll eventually tell the story of where the quilt and knit blankets are going, but in the meantime, I couldn't wait to share finished photos of the quilt.
The pattern is called Urban Rose Quilt and I bought it as a pamphlet at Walmart. One of the things I like about it is that it uses some pre-cut fabric to make it. I am not the best when it comes to precision cuts, so having some of it done for me was helpful. It uses one jelly roll and one 5-fabric bundle. I used double-fold extra wide bias tape for the binding, and a mini-bolt for the backing. All fabric was from Walmart.
I decided to hand-tie this quilt for a few reasons. One, I needed to finish it in a timely manner. Two, I already knew how to hand-tie and felt comfortable with the method. And three, I like the look of using hand-ties when the quilt is mostly squares.
I added the ties at the corners of each square and in the middle of each one. Even after washing, only one knot started to loosen. Not too bad!!
Because I went with mostly solids (there's a slight pattern to the fabrics), I decided to do something a bit funky on the back. The fabric is done in coordinating polka dots, and though it isn't 100% straight, I think the dots hide that well. Finally, I added a purple binding to pick up on the girly colors of the quilt.
All in all, I was looking to make something that had a decent amount of work, while still being relatively quick. I also wanted it to be a cheerful and bright blanket. Something that makes you smile when you see it. I don't know about you, but I am smiling, so I think my mission was accomplished!!
(Linked up to Crazy Mom Quilts: Finish it up Friday)