My Second Quilt

IMG00254Well, before the first quilt was finished, one of my daughters noted that it would be hard for them to share just one quilt. So, of course, we immediately started planning a second “sisters quilt.”

We followed a similar pattern, and made it approximately the same size, as the first. This time we positioned the smaller squares straight and lined up with the larger squares on which they were placed, rather than rotating them. We used some of the same fabrics, but also purchased some more that were similar to some of the original fabrics.


IMG00253I also experimented a little with the back. I used some leftover pieces from the front, and some plain white fabric (actually, I cut up a white bed sheet) to piece together a simple design.

The binding/edging is simply some green fleece fabric wrapped around the edge of the quilt and stitched in place. The beauty of fleece is it does not ravel at the edges, so I didn’t have to turn it under.

These first two quilts of mine are just the right size to cover a child’s lap while snuggling on the sofa. They are also useful as indoor picnic blankets to protect my floors. 🙂

My Very First Quilt Ever



My daughters are members of a girls’ virtue club at our parish church. Some of the girls were learning to sew and made “friendship” quilts. Each girl brought several different fabrics to a meeting, and they all swapped and traded so they could each make a quilt that had fabrics from everyone.



IMG00241My youngest two daughters wanted to do it too, but since they were not old enough for this project within the group, I decided to make them a “sisters” quilt. The two of them each chose some fabrics and how to arrange them, so the finished project was designed by both of them. The back is a soft fleece material.




I followed along as another Mom taught the group how to put a quilt together. I had been sewing most of my life but had never made a quilt before. This was an easy design to assemble because the smaller squares of fabrics are simply sewn on top of the larger squares, with raw edges showing. I normally would not allow myself to leave raw edges (that perfectionism!) but I followed along and my girls love the quilt!