My finished project this week is this cutesy wonky block coverlet/blanket. There is no wadding in this (no sandwich filling, just the bread), so I didn’t want to call it a quilt, although the construction of it in every other way is exactly the same as for a quilt.
To make the wonky blocks in the central panel I used this really clear tutorial from Sleepy Owl Studio. Wonky blocks are easy to make, great for a beginner who wants to move on from ordinary square blocks.
I added a cream border in the same background fabric as the wonky panel, then I added a green polka dot fabric that co-ordinates beautifully with the wonky squares. I finished it off with another cream border and a bright cheerful yellow double binding. I like hand sewing so the binding was hand finished.
Here’s a close up of those bright cheerful fabrics. As always the fabrics used are 100% cotton, I make a lot of baby quilts and blankets and I prefer to use natural fibre’s that are breathable.
I ‘quilted’ this in a spiral design starting from the centre, using a yellow variegated 30 weight thread from Gutermann. The back has a cream coloured brushed cotton fabric so it’s nice and snuggly.
This finished up as a cot size coverlet/blanket.
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