Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Aria's Quilt

Another baby quilt for another adorable baby girl, Aria.

This quilt I made using the log cabin pattern. I added applique to this one too in the attempt to master the skill. No free motion quilting on this one, only wavy lines all around.

I randomly stumbled upon a tutorial for using scraps. I figured I had so much fabric left I could use it for the backing. The idea is you cut out all your scraps 2.5 inches wide and then sew them all into a big long strap, cut in half and then sew those two together, cut in half and sew...and keep going until you have the size you'd like. You can just go to the link here to and get a better idea of what I am talking about.
And this is how the backing for baby Aria's quilt turned out.


To make a log cabin block you sew on a spiral like pattern. Start by sewing the center, a 3.5" square and a 3.5" x 2.0" with a 1/4 inch seam, you will have a 5" piece, to this you add a 5.0" x 2.0"...keep adding according to the size needed.

This is how a prepared the project. Cut out all the pieces, then arrange them in the order they will be needed and label them. 

Both Aria and her mom really loved the quilt which fills my heart with joy. I want them to love it and enjoy using it as much as I love and enjoyed sewing it.

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