I first stumbled upon this quilt through Pinterest. I’m pretty sure it was this blog, because the images look familiar. I have a tendency to store ideas in my head and then forget where I originally found them. It’s something I should work on.
Remember in my post from last week, I stated my inability to find quality sheets. Well this is another project to come out of all of those sorry execuses for bed linens.
I loosely followed the instructions from the original source. I have a hard time following instructions. I like to figure things out myself, no matter how many headaches I endure.
First I threw the sheets in the dryer to toss out some wrinkles. Then I sandwiched the batting in between the sheets and pinned in place.
To add some color, to the very neutrual sheets, I choose bright colored thread that I thought would complement the quilt. I used different colors for the top thread and the bobbin thread.
And let me just stop right there. Once i started sewing, I immediately began cursing the darn thing. 24 hour quilt my a**, maybe for a quilting expert, but not this novice. I grunted, I yelled, I said words that should not be repeated on this blog. I was forcing the thick quilt through my little machine praying that I wouldn’t break it. I soon regretted ever taking on this project. I was about to scrap the whole thing, when my mom said “well, it can just be a blanket for you and R. No one has to see it”, except you fine people. So I soldiered on.
Then came the binding. I went back and forth on whether or not I should make my own binding. After the time I had with the quilt, I went for store bought bias tape. I picked a bright teal/turquois that I thought would look good against the brown.
Here are some great tutorials on binding quilts, which I only loosely followed. I would suggest following these if you want better quality. To sew the back side of the binding I used a zigzag stitch, I did not hand sew it. This was supposed to be a quick quilt, so I wasn’t down with handstitching the thing.
Now that it is all said and down, I love the quilt. It may not look that put together but it sure is warm.
P.S. I sort of feel guilty calling it a quilt. I’m sure I am insulting all the fine quilters out there by calling this paultry blanket a quilt.