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Girls Name Quilt
InstructionsI planned out my quilt in Excel, to figure out how large it would be and how many 5 by 5 squares i would need of each fabric. For this quilt the border was actually made directly from the backing, It turned out looking super nice but I will admit this method left me with some parts of the border being 3 inches and others being 2.5 inches.
Type of item: Home Decor
I used Joann Fabrics Cozy Flannel Fabric Line to choose 3 shades of Pink, and 2 shades of Purple. Then I used Joann's Snuggle Flannel Fabric in Purple Zebra as the border and backing. This quilt as made by using 5 by 5 squares and just sewing them together in rows and then the rows together.
What was your inspiration?
I really wanted to make my niece a quilt and I had bought 3 colors of purple (light, med, and dark) and 3 of pink (same). When it came time to make the quilt I realized her name would be easy to do if I used blocks. So I choose 5 by 5 since that's easy to cut. I sketched this out in Excel and then put it together over a couple of nights.
What are you most proud of?
I bought a bit extra backing fabric so once I quilted the letters for ELLA I decided to even the backing out and turn it into a border. It's not perfect but it's super cute and I think it makes the quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Go for it! Sketch it out in excel or on graph paper. Just make sure the length and height are proportional.