My husband has been nesting far more than I—- thus far. When I come home from work I’m likely to find him tiling the backsplash, painting the dining room over again, replacing a toilet or something of the like. The other night came my turn. I found myself awake at 2:30 a.m. thinking of how I hadn’t made anything for the baby due to arrive in a few weeks. I know my capacity is much much smaller than is normal for me. The last thing I wanted to do is start something and not finish, so my dreams lead me to a strip quilt. I’m not a fancy quilter so this was the perfect idea.
Cameron and I chose 12 different fabrics and I cut them all into different widths so there would be plenty of variation. He arranged them and I sewed.
We combined cotton lawn, flannel, cotton/linen Essex, and quilting weight cotton.
For the back I chose one of Bolt’s new Robert Kaufman linen blends because I like my quilts to have a nice weight to them. I used the wrong side of the fabric which reminded me of chambray. The right side reminded me of denim and I didn’t want this look.
I finish my quilt binding by hand. I like to spend a few final days with it bringing it everywhere and stitching when I have a few minutes or bringing it to the park when the sun is shining.
If you would like to make this:
1 large spool of Gutermann cotton thread
12 different fabrics 1/8 yd. 44” or wider
1 package of Warm & Natural 45” x 60” batting
1 1/4 yds of backing - I used 54” wide fabric and had enough left over for binding.
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