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Monday, 28 January 2013

A Quilt for Linus

Last summer my friend Ann made a quilt using all little two and a half inch squares that she had cut from her scraps. So I started cutting up two and a half inch squares and keeping them in a box with that thought in mind. Then I saw this quilt made by Red pepper quilts on the 22nd of January, and I thought that with some white fabric I might have enough squares cut to make a little quilt. So with some white fabric left over from the quilt I made for my son and daughter-in-laws wedding, I started making little nine patch blocks.

Nine patch blocks waiting to be ironed.

Nine patch blocks on the design wall but
 I think these will need rearranging before I sew them together.

blocks on design wall.

Blocks stitched together.

Now to add borders and backing. I chose some white fleece for the backing which I seem to have had forever, and then just quilted diagonally across all the white squares both ways. I found a binding already made up  from the twin quilts I had made for Sunny Cottage about ten (yes ten) years ago. I always make up too much binding, then put it in a drawer as it will come in handy some time. Ha!

Well it was perfect for this little quilt. I just love sewing on the binding and hand stitching the back. It's the best part of making a quilt.

And then "Voila" straight into the washing machine to give it the "LOOK". Well it did need washing,  some of these fabrics I have had for a long time.

Finished Quilt.

Nice binding Ya!

Well I am very pleased with my self, I have made my Linus quilt and have used up some more of my scraps! How good is that, very green don't you think....

Keep safe and keep stitching ........Doti

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