Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Making Practice Quilts

I really need some smaller quilts that I can practice free hand quilting on so I think some donation quilts for kids will be just the ticket. I do have a lot of children's fabrics so this will allow me to get some of them out of my stash and into hopefully welcome arms! 

I had made this pretty pink quilt for a good friend's granddaughter in 2013 and it was such a simple and easy block to make so I thought it would be a good candidate. I plan on making two quilts but in different colour ways - one with red fabric and one with blue.

I washed and ironed the fabric and then cut it into 1.5" strips. I started working with the red quilt first and I sewed the strips into strip sets of four that alternated the red with the yellow background strips.

I used my Easy Angle rulers to first cut a half-square triangle off first and then continued with quarter-square triangles. At the end of each strip set it worked out that I had enough to cut a second half-square triangle. I did stack/match two strip sets together for quicker cutting.

The blocks for these quilts are bigger so I will need fewer than in my original quilt. I'm thinking a 4 x 5 layout at this point but of course it could change.


belarmina said...

Ellen preciosa y deliciosa colcha en rosa, los bloques rojos me gustan se ve muy alegre, deseando ver como avanzas,. Saludos

Chantal said...

Looking good, Ellen. That yellow works well with both colours you picked. Enjoy! ;^)

scraphappy said...

What a fun pattern. Sounds like a quick an easy way to make a great top for practice. Enjoy the quilting.