Growing up, so many of my favorite memories revolved around quilting. My grandma used to babysit me and as a little girl, I spent many hours playing under quilting frames as my grandma, mom, and various aunts worked on beautiful quilts.
I was so proud when they decided I had grown up enough to cut the yarn for the tied quilts! And then I was allowed to thread needles as they hand quilted intricate patterns! Eventually, I was gifted my own thimble and pliers and allowed to hand quilt straight lines as long as I carefully counted to make sure I had enough stitches on my needle so they would be tight enough to work!
As an adult quilter myself now, I do not have the patience for hand quilting. I have tried tied quilts, rag quilts and hand quilting, but my favorite way to do it now is quilt as you go! I do it my own way but I have made numerous quilts in the last year following this method and they have all turned out great!
I made this beautiful quilt for my brother over the weekend! His favorite color is bright yellow so it was a fun challenge trying to make it look masculine with a design he would like!
This quilt is 58×78 inches, my preferred size for a throw blanket! To make this quilt you will need 2 yards each of 3 fabrics, either flannel or cotton with 3 different color values, light, dark, and medium and a 60×80 inch plush blanket. You will need forty-four 6.5 inch squares of yellow or your chosen color, as well as 86 half square triangle blocks made from your other two colors.
Lay the next row on top of the one you just sewed, lining up the bottom edge. Pin together and then sew, just like the last row.