This is some sort of record for me.
I have a great-nephew who is getting close to 2 years old, and I’ve been promising a quilt since he was born. I had a few hours with no other commitments, so I thought I would get a start on his quilt. In less than a day, I had it completed!
I sewed several blocks into 3 rows, sewed the 3 rows of blocks together, and the top was done! A quick trip to the local fabric store yielded a cute polka dot fleece in matching colors for the back. I wanted to wrap the fleece around to the front for the binding, so I did some internet research and found 2 helpful tutorials.
As suggested by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew, in Binding a quilt with the quilt back, I trimmed the batting to the same size as the quilt top – actually about 1/4″ wider. I cut the fleece backing larger, so there was about 3 inches extra on each side.
I quilted an off-center X across the whole quilt. Then in each quadrant, I quilted straight, non-parallel lines about 2-3 inches apart.
I trimmed the backing edges to about 2″ and folded it over to the front as binding. I used the mitering technique described in faux blanket binding by red flannel pantry. I straight-stitched about 1/4″ in from the raw edge of the binding, then zigzag stitched over the raw edge.
Today, I put it through the washer and dryer, and then mailed it off. Here’s a shot of the full quilt.
And here’s a peek at the back.
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