Another quilt finished! This was such a quick make, and I'm really happy with the result, especially given that the top is made entirely from flannelette scraps.
Making this quilt has taken care of the smallish scraps of flannelette in my stash. The 4" squares were placed in random order, forming a quilt that ended up at 35" x 35" - so the right size for a small lap quilt.
In the past I have avoided placing blocks or squares together, always inserting sashing in between - thus eliminating the possibility of mis-matching points and seams not lined up.
I figured it was time to step out of my comfort zone, and I have to say I am pleased with the result. They're not all perfect, but the recipient's not going to care, or even notice.
The trick was to pin at each seam, of course removing the pins, so as not to sew over them. Connecting Threads have a great tutorial showing how to piece charm squares.
The backing fabric is Paper Dolls by Sheryl Rae Marquez for Windham Fabrics. As children, we used to love playing with paper dolls. Do kids do that now? Looking back, it doesn't seem as if it would be much fun, but it used to hold our interest for long stretches of time.
Super cute fabric, isn't it. I fell in love with the fabric a few years ago, and purchased a whole bolt from the U.S., when the exchange rate worked more in my favour and when shipping was cheaper.
I can see more quilts of a similar size in my future, whether they be charm squares or scrappy. The straight line quilting, on either side of each seam, was a breeze due to the small size.
In fact, the small size makes everything easier. I even pin basted on my sewing table, and it's my best backing yet!!!
Sewing for Charity Australia will forward my latest quilt on to someone in need - definitely scrap busting, feel good sewing.
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Tell me, did you play with paper dolls as a child?