Very seldom do I make big projects for myself, simply because I am usually trying to make things for others or making things to sell.When I was changing things around here for the seasons in the last couple weeks, I realized that all my quilts were bright, summery colors. I didn't have anything that resembled my-most-favorite-of-all-time season. So a trip to the store and a little color choices from my husband, who surprisingly has pretty good taste, and this quilt idea was born.
I posted on instagram that I had a quilt in mind. I played with the color arrangements and since I am VERY much a novice quilter, I decided to make up my own pattern and keep it simple with squares and rectangles.
I bought .5 yard of each fabric besides the chevron... I bought 1 yard of that. I decided to use muslin for the backing. I like the natural look of it and thought it would work well with the quilt I had in mind.
The hardest part for me, by and far is the piecing. Even with large rectangles, I am just not a seamstress. I sew crooked lines. Sigh... One day, I will improve. I'm sure of it. Practice makes progress, right?
My favorite part is the hand stitching. I allowed the muslin backing to be wider than the quilt top and folded it over and stitched it down by hand to bind the quilt.
I used 100% cotton batting for the inside. To me... if I can... that is ALL I will use. It is SO wonderfully soft! LOVE!
It's a bit wonky... a bit rumpled, but I love that about it. It is SO soft and cozy.
The perfect quilt to throw over you for a little reading, or a little resting on these longer forth coming autumn days.