After making a few rug mugs ... I figured I could make a quilt ...foolish mortal ... it all began here!
Ghastlies Night and Family Reunion by Alexander Henry. Wonky block quilt done from tutorial from Tall Grass Prairie Studio - cutting each side so it was super wonky - more than in the tutorial.
Each block was at least 16" and then it was trimmed to 15" using a square 15x15" Omnigrid template.
The front panels were the oned that I joined first - leaving me to iron a scant 1/4" hem on the back strip and them machine attach it with a zigzag stitch. The stitching did come through to the front somewhat irregular - but the quilt is so busy it doesn't matter. If I needed to tug or adjust the joing strip on the back because it wasn't totally straight - all 'defects' were on the back.
Fabric spray adhesive to join before quilting - all fabric prewashed since they weren't precuts. Gutermann's sew all thread to quilt with a regular foot - seams were ironed side to side - not open.
A walking foot was better to attach the block with the sashing strips - and the usual 2.5" binding. Fabrics were Eerie Alley, Michael Miller, Ghastlies & Riley Blake for the grey from Fox Trails. The back is Dimples Honeycomb flannel from Andover.
First quilt: only flannel and cotton top -
One year later (2013) - this was my first quilt with tons of 'mistakes' - what would I change..
* I would add a layer of batting in between the flannel & top piece to give it more body.
* I would press open my seams as I do now, and finally, since I now buy my fabric on-line and know more about fabric & designers, etc. - I would have bought my first choice of grey flannel (not pink).