Maybe you know this about me already
but I'm a big fan of quick and easy!
I don't spend an entire year, or even months for that matter, on any quilt.
Every quilt in my house gets used and abused!
And I love it!
The complicated quilts are always the last to get chosen
when everyone reaches for a movie blanket.
The simpler the better!
Hudson's quilt is so cute and so very simple.
Anyone could whip this up in one sitting.
I just had to share some details.
1/8 yard cuts (6 or 7)
1 1/4 yard solid
1/2 yard for inner border
1 yard for your border
Before you start cutting, iron and starch
your fabrics really well!
- Cut your eighth yard cuts into random strips varying from 1.5" to 2.5" wide by 42-44" long.
- Cut your solid into 3" wide by 42-44" long strips (I used 13 of these)
- Once they're all cut trim them down so they are all the exact same length. For instance, if all of your strips are 42"long the will sew together beautifully. If they are not the same length your quilt will have irregularities like puckers and unsightly curves.
- Sew all of your strips together beginning and ending with your solid 3" strips (pictured below)
- Iron as you go. It will save you a ton of frustration.
Now it's time to add your inner border
Grab your inner border fabric and cut it into 2" strips.
Speaking of quick and easy, this is my favorite method for borders...
This method is so quick and easy and produces fantastic corners!
You just can't get clean corners like this if you don't measure.
Now grab your second border fabric and cut it into 6.5" strips
Using the same method, add your second border.
Aaaaaand, You're done!
And it didn't even take you more than one afternoon.
Sandwich, Quilt, Bind and Snuggle!