InstructionsI made the quilt as I went. The blocks for the handprints were 11"x11", the strips were 6" wide. I adjusted length and cut to create the size I wanted. This ended up being the same size as a twin-size blanket.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Cute
I used all cotton materials. Kona cotton for the white and orange parts, and a very cute block print from Joann's for the backing. for the batting, I used Soft 'n Natural. I picked an all cotton thread and cotton yarn (not easy to find).
What was your inspiration?
My inspiration was my daughter's teacher. She is leaving the school year early to have a baby and we wanted to make something personal for her to use with her new baby. Since I have insane sewing skills, I thought I would tackle a quilt. Using the kids handprints on the quilt was actually my daughter's idea!
What are you most proud of?
That I finished on time!! I have never quilted before, nevermind, a twin size quilt. What can I say, when I do something I do it all the way!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Choose a solid non-directional fabric for the backing so you don't have to piece and line up both sides of the quilt. The hardest part was lining up seams for individual blocks (back to front). They still aren't perfect, but pretty close to it. Use a single piece of fabric so you don't run into this problem at all!