Now that I’m back from New York City, I decided to get busy on this project. Yesterday I cut all the fabric, laid out the design and then pieced about half of the quilt top. Today I got really motivated and pieced the rest of the top and attached the borders. Then I decided to do a pieced back as well…but I kept it all really simple.
This is about as simple a quilt as you can make – simply cut 5.5″ squares arranged as you like into rows…then stitch them together. I used only one border which is 1.5″ wide. The back is just strips of certain fabrics I really loved inserted between two strips of the main backing fabric. The main fabric for this quilt is Wendy Slotboom‘s Lily Pond – I love the pinks and calm greens in this fabric…and it is fun with the turtles and frogs. I used some other coordinating fabrics in my stash as well. The total size is going to be about 43″ X 38″ which is a good size for a lap quilt for a child.
I hope to have this quilted and bound by next weekend so I can send it off to Quilts for Kids. I like to imagine some child finding comfort beneath its folds!
**This last photo is of the pieced back