Sunday, February 11, 2007
I started this lap quilt over the holidays using the 5" charm packs we love to purchase. This quilt took 2 charm packs of Moda Chocolat to make the blocks. The only fabric which wasn't in my stash was the border and setting triangle fabric, I already had the chenille for the backing as well. I didn't use a pattern but simply used a 1 1/2" sashing and set the blocks on point.
Here is a picture of the chenille and the quilting I did. Oh ya...I didn't put any batting in this quilt. It's nice and soft and cuddly for reading a book in the afternoon. Aren't charm packs fun...?
Back to my sewing room, gotta finish the 4 patches.
New Comments added about block construction.
Here is an example of how the blocks were assembled. Sorry the fabrics are not the same as the finished quilt. I didn't cut the 5" squares, I used them "as is". The sashing is cut 5"x 1 1/2" for a 1" finished sashing. the centre square is cut 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
I did not prewash any of my fabric as I really like the crinkle look when a quilt is washed.
I hope this helps.