Double-Bitted Ax Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That it won a blue ribbon in the 2009 Franklin County Fair. My next door neighbor won Best of Show that year, but I won the year before and she got the blue ribbon...☺ We are both proud of each others accomplishments and cheer each other on. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It only has one pattern piece and can be pieced by machine, but I would recommend hand piecing it. If you haven't learned to hand-piece this is a simple one to learn on.

What you will need

  • 100 % cotton fabric and 100% cotton Warm & White batting

Q&A with Helen Cook

Tanya W. asked:
It's lovely!
Helen Cook answered:
Thank you, Tanya. I'm glad you are enjoying my projects.
BittyGirl asked:
I just purchased a quilt top like this at a garage sale for $15. It's full size and I would like to finish it. It was also handsewn. I want to fill it, back it and possibly hand quilt it. Only done machine quilts so far and haven't "quilted" any yet. Just a beginner. Any recommendations?
Helen Cook answered:
Hello, BittyGirl, When I made this quilt I used Soft and White cotton batting. It is low loft and easily quilted by hand. I found a tan "forest design, sort of" print for the backing which I felt fit the theme of a bitted axe. Iquilted it sitting in my recliner with a Bahoogie Hoop 1/4" from the seams. It is a wooden hoop without any metal parts. I don't quilt well in a frame.