Ta da, here is the first quilt I have ever made, a giant lonestar quilt using fleece. Which really means a quilt made of just two giant lonestar quilt blocks with a deep border to make the blanket twin bed appropriate. I made this fleece quilt using fleece scraps and some fleece throws that were sitting around collecting dust, and I just love the results. Okay, I can't say that actually quilting together the front and back went smoothly, nor is the quilt flat as it should be, but for a first try, I'm going to give myself a break!
Ever seen those gorgeous quilting blogs that hang their quilts in their lovely backyards on a picket fence amidst green grass, or in some other picturesque location? Well my friends, things just generally don't look like that here in the middle east, so I've photographed my quilt on my porch and am thankful for that gorgeous blue sky which certainly compliments my quilt nicely!
- enough fleece to make the front and back of a twin sized quilt
- a giant lonestar tutorial, find the link on my previous post; giant lonestar quilt block
- a cutting mat and rotary cutter
- a sewing machine, of course, silly
Follow the instructions for making the giant lonestar quilt block, and make two such blocks. Add a border of the background color, and then add a second border to frame the design visually. The width of these borders depends on the size you'd like your finished blanket to be.
Make a back panel, mine is just a few pieces with a horizontal stripe down the middle, pin the back and front panel and quilt along lines of blocks. If you like you can bind the whole thing, or maybe don't, fleece can certainly be left unbound, and since this was my first project I decided to just let it be with no binding.
Enjoy this simple quilt project!