New twin quilt for my etsy shop!
After completing my Hexagon Quilt I had some left over fabric from the Lush collection by Patti Young. I love the bright colors from this collection and decided to make another twin quilt out of it.
I had 11 different fabrics that were around 8.5" to 9" x WOF each and 3 yards of white.
First I cut all my fabric in 2.75" strips (so this can be easily changed to use a jelly roll) Each fabric yielded 3 strips. Then I cut 33- 2.75" x WOF of the white fabric. The outcome or pattern of the quilt I think is a traditional charm pack quilt.
I sewed each patterned fabric lengthwise with a strip of the white.
After ironing I cut the strips into squares, each being 5" x 5". (Hence it being a charm pack quilt...)
There are lots of configurations, but a chose the "twist" design. (I decided to do the zigzag pattern at another time)
I assembled my blocks making sure I put them through the machine all the same way to avoid a headache later.
At this point I decided to trim my blocks at a slight turn thinking to would make them look like they were spinning more. It ended up not making too much of a difference.
I then laid them out on my design wall in my desired pattern and sewed it together. For my design I couldn't go row by row but instead corner to corner.
I had a lot of minky pieces that were to small in themselves to use for a quilt backing so I put them all together to make one big backing. Minky is so hard to sew but I love the way the back turned out!
Very happy with how it turned out. I always like the quilt more when it has a plush or minky backing. I promise you it will get more use, speaking from experience.