Ahhh, I love waking up in Colorado! I didn’t have time to post before we left on our trip, but since I am sitting in the hotel here in Grand Junction with internet access and waiting for the little man to wake up I will try to get this post up. The raffle quilt is 95% done, I just need to tie it after I buy some green ribbon. I am no quilting expert, but here is how I did it.
Take a piece of muslin or other fabric for the backing and cut it to size. I marked an X across it from corner to corner to mark the middle and keep my lines straight.
Put the middle piece on the fabric. Then lay a strip over the top right-side facing down and sew it on. Then cut the strip to be even with the middle piece and iron it out.
Keep adding strips around.
I fold the strips back down on themselves to make the cut.
And here it is:
I had 14 of the squares done from back around 2000. I had to whip up 6 squares, put it together and put on the back. The back is the same as the green around the border, I used a full sized sheet and folded the edges up and sewed them to the front. The final dimensions are 50”x61”, so a throw sized quilt.
I also sewed a “quillow” pocket to the back so you can fold the quilt down and tuck it in to make a pillow.
In all the craziness of getting packed and ready to go I almost left it in my living room, but remembered it before we got out of town.