I had a bit of a bee in my bonnet a couple weeks ago. I was just itching to try out an idea that I had and dig into my Dream On charm pack. Urban Chiks fabrics are just beautiful and this new line is no exception. I sat down at about 8pm on a Friday evening and pieced the top–I wanted to try a little “raggy windowpane” idea that I just couldn’t get out of my head. The skinny little white strips are all raw edges and will fray just a bit more each time I wash this little quilt. They are 1/2″ strips attached (just down the middle of the strip) after the 4 patch blocks were made.
The Saturday after making the top I made my lovely little quilt sandwich–it was small enough I got away (just barely) with only using temporary spray adhesive to baste the layers. I quilted using straight lines in a random “plaid” pattern which I marked off before machine quilting. I haven’t done a lot of machine quilting so this was a great opportunity to try it out a bit more.
The quilt is small–I’m not sure of the dimensions off the top of my head but I only used one charm pack and some solid white yardage–it’s about crib sized or so. I opted to use a Heather Bailey chevron stripe fabric from Pop Garden for the binding. Since the yardage isn’t available yet, I thought it worked nicely & had the same sort of feel as the rest of the quilt.
I also got to try out my math skills a bit trying to figure out what size squares to cut for the triangles around the outside edge. If you are ever in this same dilemma here is a wonderful resource for figuring out setting and/or corner triangles when you are setting your quilt on point. I don’t know if I have ever been quite so excited to figure something out–I even had to call my mom and share my news. For some reason, Ryan just wasn’t quite as excited. LOL! =)
If you get a chance to pick up some of this delish fabric you won’t regret it. The line should be available to purchase in October.