|Carter at 9 weeks|
I just cut squares of each of the fabrics, some I had more yardage than others, and layed them all out. The top was the easy part. However, as I mentioned in my My First "Real" Quilt post, I haven't really made "real" quilts before. I've done plenty of sewing projects and made quite a few rag quilts, but the whole basting/quilting/binding concept I hadn't been brave enough to try. Even the baby quilt I made, I had someone else quilt & bind it for me.
Since I didn't think Carter would be too picky, I thought I'd give it a shot. I quilted just simple diagonals, and because I'm lazy I didn't do the opposite way to make Xs. Is this a problem do you think? Then to bind, I followed this AWESOME tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2013/01/machine-binding-tutorial.html
I was going to take some pics of the finished quilt outside, but when I came into the living room Mr C was all curled up. So I thought I'd check if he liked it.
Yup, looks like he approves!!