Happy Wednesday, Makers! We’re so happy to have you here with us on the day we celebrate the Maker in all of us.
This week, I’ve got a finished quilt to share! In many ways this was NOT my best quilting project – there are several places where the triangle points don’t perfectly match up, and the backing got a bit wrinkled in the process of quilting. But I think my grandmother will love it, flaws and all, and in the end I guess that’s what matters most. I think most of you Makers can probably relate to my need to let go of perfection and just MAKE something already!
The top of the quilt was made largely from my stash, and it’s scrappy and bright and super fun. The back was a bed sheet with a white background and a fun, colorful floral print:
So, what have YOU been making this week? Share with us in the comments below or tag us on Instagram – #MakersWednesday!
Welcome to #MakersWednesday, where we take a mid-week break to show off our creative projects behind the scenes at Patterned HQ:
This week, I’ve got another quilting project to show off! This one took quite a bit of time to cut, but now I’m in the stage that involves sewing the pieces into rows. I’m making a triangle patchwork quilt for my grandmother, whose 97th birthday is this month. Here’s hoping I can finish in time!
Here’s an in-progress shot:
I used a few different tutorials to help me with this quilt – here’s one by The Sassy Quilter and the other was from My Poppet.
I have a bright and colorful thrift-store sheet I plan to use for the backing on this quilt. When the top is pieced I’m going to just follow the lines of the triangles and do diagonal straight-line quilting stitches. I have a feeling it will be a bit time-consuming but also a really fun result. Plus, this quilt has to stand up to a lot of washing in a nursing home so I want to make sure it’s nice and sturdy.
What are you making this week? Share with us in the comments below, or tag it on Instagram and Twitter with #MakersWednesday!