When I last left you on Karl’s quilt, I have machine quilted it…
…and it was off the frame. I even had bound it.
All that was left was the picture taking…Here it is!
This is all simple squares cut at 6 1/2″. All of the fabrics are recycled men’s shirts.
In a previous post, a blog reader had asked if I have a “pattern” to laying out the blocks. The answer was yes and no.
If you look at the quilt, it is almost a checkerboard with every other block being red…but every so often I changed it up and replaced what would have been a red block with a colored block.
The reds are different and I didn’t want them to touch. This way, they didn’t.
As kids long before my longarm, I made the kids simple quilts with squares and tied them. Karl has had a dinosaur one, a Harry Potter one, and a musical instrument one. A couple of months ago Karl came to me and said it was time to trash the Harry Potter one and the music instrument one. They were in shreds.
So I decided with his new house, he needed a new couch quilt…in squares like the others, only this would be machine quilted.
I did this boxy design. I love this and have used it often.
I did shoot a video but Kalissa has had a crazy week and hasn’t had time to edit it for me.
I’m hoping that she can edit it in the next few days or so. I’ll share it with you once she does.
I say this all the time. I think simple squares are highly underrated.
Karl has dark brown leather couches. I think this will look great with them.
The binding is scrappy…much was leftover from the backing.
The backing was a thrift store fabric. I think I spent $4 on it. It was a little small so I added the two rows of squares. It’s a simple quilt all around.
I cut this out as I was cutting out another quilt from shirts. I highly recommend doing that. With shirt fabric, it’s nice to use up an entire piece and cutting squares like this makes using up a whole piece easier.
I took Rosie outside with no leash to get this picture. That was a first. She did pretty good but once that nose of her’s started sniffing, I got her back in the house immediately before she took off.
I’m happy to have another finished quilt. I have another charm square quilt cut out. That one is batiks. I’ll use that as my next leader and ender project. I like simple square quilts enough that I’ll likely always have one going.
P.S. I gave Karl his quilt. He swooned and awed over it!