Hello Dear Reader,
As promised, I'll share with you a really easy quilt you can make in a day. I'm also going to share with you that I'm taking part in a frugaleur challenge which really is about the frugal way to boost your income and those details will be explained in full tomorrow. For now, here's the quilt.
I started with a pack of fat quarters:
and one metre of green chartreuse
and some remnants of vintage St. Michael/M&S table cloth from the 70's!
I started by cutting the fabric into 5" wide strips.
I then used my quarter inch seam foot and sewed the strips together.
I then cut them down into 5" strips and you can see from here how I formed the rest of the 'steps' pattern. I sewed two of the blocks of strips together and then for each subsequent row, unpicked where required and moved the blocks to the front of the row.
A great way of stretching fat quarters that little bit further is to use sashing around the blocks. It gives a lovely finish and it makes quilt making really quick. I made the quilt top in two hours and got the fat quarters and fabric here as part of their £15 challenge. It goes to show you can make a lovely throw in no time at all and for a low price even if you buy the fabric new. I sometimes buy fabric but there will always be an addition of thrifted or vintage fabric to make the quilt more affordable. As a jumble sale quilter, there is a real luxury of using new fabric. I'll finish the quilted throw tomorrow, have pictures of it and tell you all about the frugaleur challenge and invite you all to join me and others doing something positive to increase their income.
If you've missed the frugal gardening give away, then click here to see my earlier post and follow the t&cs at the bottom of the post and take part in the give away.