If you have a rotary cutter, mat and ruler and can sew a straight line, you can make a quilt.
(All caps because I mean it.)
I am easily bored, far from precise, and if I can make one without setting fire to my sewing machine, anyone can.
The thing is, you have to pick a pattern with big blocks that don't have to line up.
I learned that that the hard way with my second quilt.
Which I still love, but it is CRAZYYYY!
1/4 inch off here and there is apparently a really, really, really big deal.
You see I started Janey's forever and ever ago, and now it is collecting dust. Taunting me with it's tricky unfinishedness.
When and if I ever finish it, the craziness will be the talk of the longarm quilting shop. Believe you me.
It's that easy.
One night to cut.
One night to piece, sew, and iron.
The Back Porch Quilters, stalk my mailman for a week or two, get it back, rip it open, race to the laundry room, wash and dry it, then freak out at the crinkly radness.
It is a beach quilt. A backyard picnic quilt. A cozy couch quilt. A something I want to steal from my baby quilt.
But that would be mean.
So I will share it.
Follow the Cluck Cluck sew directions. They are a million times better than mine.
What I do know is you will need about 8 yards of fabric.
I used a mix of fifteen half yard cuts.
All of the blocks are six inches wide.
The measurements and placements for each of the blocks are above.
It becomes a little jigsaw puzzle figuring out where each print goes, as to not touch a matching print above or below. I am sure there is some sort of system to this, but I just lay them out on the ground and hope for the best.
Because I always want to know what and where to get fabrics here you go:
Some were from my stash, some from Etsy, Hawthorne Threads, and Fabric.com.
A. Monaluna Circa 60 Beach Mod by Birch Fabrics
B. Going Coastal by Michael Miller
C. Random stripe from Joanns
D. Random stripes from Etsy
E. Chocolate Zebra by Jennifer Paganelli
F. Remix by Ann Kelle
G. Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry
So are you going to make a quilt or what?
Next up on my sewing table is a Star Wars one. Which my husband will steal from my baby. The nerve.