Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!

As you saw in some of my previous posts, I’ve been working on quilting. I haven’t had much time (or patience) to make many quilts over the past year. The few that I have had a chance to work on have been super fun, though! I had the chance to make a quilt for my niece and a t-shirt quilt out of sorority t-shirts.

My t-shirt quilt was super fun to make. It gave me a chance to do something with many of my sorority t-shirts (most of which I can no longer fit). Making it was super simple. I just cut all of the t-shirts into blocks of the same size and sewed them together. From there I attached the binding and the fabric for the back of the quilt. This was also my first time binding a quilt. The binding was my least favorite part because it was filled with my least favorite thing: ironing. But, I got through it.

The second quilt that I made was one for my niece, Avery. A few years ago I made Avery the quilt featured in one of my first quilting posts. She has totally outgrown that quilt and had been reminding me that I needed to make her a new one for her big girl bed. So I got together some fabric and decided to try out a chevron pattern for the quilt and a really cute fox pattern for the other side.

Let me start describing making this quilt by saying that I will never ever ever again make a chevron pattern for a quilt. It sounded like a really great idea at the outset, but I very quickly regretted it (but I was in too deep). Also, I’m sure that you noticed that the bottom of the quilt is a different color than the beginning. I ran out of the blue color that I had been using and when I went to get more, there was no more of that type of blue at Joann Fabrics. By that point, Christmas was rapidly approaching and I had a promise to make good on – so I had to go with what I could find. Luckily I got it finished the night before Christmas and Avery LOVED it. She sleeps with it in her bed. I can’t tell you how happy I am that she likes it!

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