I completed this play-quilt for a friend’s new baby last week using Amy Butler’s free Window to the Soul quilt pattern. I opted to use fewer border fabrics, because the finished quilt as written is nearly bed size.
The quilting was far from perfect, but it feels strong and tough. I backed it with some co-ordinating yellow fabric- not my first choice, but it was to hand already and will work well for a floor quilt. I chalked a grid guide to quilt the center, and quilted parallel and intersecting lines on the different sections of the quilt. All in all, it was a charming, relatively easy and satisfying project.
I made a gallery tutorial on how to square off fabric, which you can find here.
The Revolutionary Road dress is nearly finished, just a little tweaking and she’s ready to wear! I’ll need advice about styling and accessories…
Also, if you live in Brisbane and you’d like to come to a knit-together email me. A few people I know are planning to get together on Wednesday night to watch Meet John Doe and knit/crochet together. I’m knitting for Occupy Our Needles, but you can work on whatever you’d like.