I'm putting together a patchwork quilt for Leo and getting family and friends to give me squares so it's a real memory quilt. I'm asking people for one for birthdays and christmas too so in theory it grows with him as he grows into his cot, then bed, then maybe even up to double bed size.
Now we've all had our little ones I thought I'd see if maybe anyone else is up for another DDC swap of fabric squares. You can tie dye, applique, quilt, or even just cut them from interesting material.
It's quite a small and light thing and doesn't even have to cost anything if you have material lying about the house. So it might be a nice way to remember this time.
Anyway I thought I'd see if anyone else was interested in joining in.
Not so sure what size as I've not actually done any patchwork before. A quick google and I found this
To make a crib size quilt out of squares, you'll need six squares across and eight squares down. Squares that are 7.5 inches, plus seam allowance, work perfectly for a 45 by 60 inch quilt. If you use quarter-inch seam allowance on all sides, you can start each square at a nice, even 8 inches. To make sure the squares come out the right size and shape, you may want to cut an 8-inch square template out of paper or cardboard, or use a plastic rotary cutter template.
So do 8" squares sound OK? Or should we go bigger or smaller? Whatever the more experienced sewers think would be best.
Mandy join in and put them in a to do pile for when you learn. Your square doesn't even have to be anything more than just a cut up piece of material. I've never quilted so will be getting lessons from my mum this week.
This does sound fun & great - but I don't really sew! I have a trunk filled w/old clothes and fabric stuff that I kept meaning to get to but never had the time. Jst this am I was reading someone's blog about how to make a baby bjorn little potty cover out of fleece and halfway considering trying it but then remembered I don't sew... duh... lol.
1) We're traveling, so I couldn't ship until almost the end of the month (March) - is that okay?
2) I had visions of making cute little patchwork squares, but now I feel like that may have been much too ambitious. Is it okay with everyone if I end up sending just squares of cool fabric? Even if I do get it together to do patchwork, I think it'll just be four-patch, nothing fancy.
(It's hard to do anything crafty with The Baby Who Will Not Be Put Down, as I'm sure everyone knew but me...)