InstructionsIt is just a 9" square, marked across at the three inch mark on either side. Down 3" on the left, up 3" on the right. Gives you the one pattern piece. Simply sew 2 pieces together.....the block is done.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Classic
This project is made from flannel and a low loft batting. I used Perle Cotton #5 for the hand quilting.
What was your inspiration?
I heard my son - 6'4" - say "What is the purpose of a throw? They are so small, if one side of you is covered, the other side is sticking out. They are worthless!" I had to come to the rescue and make an over-sized one. I had the flannels in my stash, just waiting for a purpose! Since I was working on flannel, I figured the best way to quilt was by hand. Sahiko stitching is made to show up as an integral feature of the item, and it added an interesting feature to the throw.
What are you most proud of?
The Sashiko stitching is my favorite part of this quilt. There was no way I could have used small stitches on this throw. Looking at the close-up, you can see that I simply quilted on the front side and it created the pattern on the back.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Buy a needle puller. Going through the layers of flannel and the batting, your fingers will get SOOO tired. Invest in a commercially produced one, OR, use a square of the non-slip drawer lining. It works just as well!!!