Furlough QuiltOctober 10, 2013
For those of you who do not know me personally, I am one of those people furloughed due to government shut down. I have decided to embrace the time off and be crafty! (As you can tell, I’ve been blogging, which I’m so excited for!) I’ve been maintaining a clean home, cooking, and crafting. I decided late last week that I wanted to quilt. Nothing big or extravagant. I’m not completely with it during this pregnancy, so I decided on a color blocked quilt with pretty quilting. I dug through my fabric stash (not the new stuff) and found some big pieces of fabric that would make for a beautiful, and patriotic, furlough quilt.
I made the quilt roughly baby quilt size. I’m such a fan of americana colors, it’ll be the perfect addition to our baby’s already bright and happy nursery. Baby’s grandma already made a bright striped quilt so this will be a second quilt for baby to enjoy! You can never have too many quilts, right? 🙂
What do you think?
I chose to do rounded edges on the quilt because I have never done that before, and I thought it might be easier. It wasn’t too difficult really. I found this how-to and then went with it.
I hope you like the quilt as much as I do. I will admit, my edging is not perfect. It could’ve been better if my back didn’t hurt so much while I was trying to hand stitch it. I resorted to top stitching, which doesn’t always turn out nicely. I’m very happy with it though and can’t wait to use it!