I had to switch my project this week. I completed the chevron or zig zag blue and cream quilt top, but the fabric I selected for the back of it was not big enough. I placed an order for more fabric. I thought there was a chance it might arrive by Friday or Saturday and I could still quilt and bind it before Sunday at noon, but the fabric did not arrive. I will quilt it next week and share later.
It is ready for a good press, before I quilt it.
I grabbed the scraps and started creating a little fluffy blankie!
This week I was multi-tasking by creating for a customer and doing the challenge at the same time. My customer ordered a baby quilt in blues and creams. He also asked if somewhere we could add a cow for Wisconsin. (or something to represent Wisconsin). I originally thought maybe on the back with a label, but I also knew, I would have scraps to work with to make a taggie quilt to go along with the quilt. So when I did not have a backing for the baby quilt, I decided it was time to create a fluffy quilt for the Sweet Treats Challenge.
Sharing the photos step by step with a few words.
I cut the squares 3" from flannels, cottons, and minkie fabric scraps. All in soft colors.
I laid them out, but as I stitched it together, I changed them around.
Note that I am not trying to match the seams. The minkie fabrics stretch and shift too much.
I added poly batting to the taggie quilt this time. The others had no batting. I love it with the poly batting. Really adds a nice fluff!
Lots of pins!
I stitched around the outside edges twice leaving an opening about 5-6 inches in the center of one side.
I topstitched the edge all the way around. At the same time it closed the opening.
I quilted it with straight lines, somewhat following the squares, but I did not line up the squares. You can see on the back where I stitched.
I will add a photo of my Wisconsin Cotton Candy Quilt to the Project Quilting flicker site for the Sweet Treats Project Quilting Challenge.
Check out the completed projects!
Thanks again for following along!