The First Quilt I've Ever Sewn

This improve scrap fabric quilt has come together much quicker and pipped my learner’s quilt to the post as ‘My First Quilt’.

Quilt Top

I decided to try to make a baby size quilt and I wanted the front to be what I think might be called a half log cabin – but one big large one.

The Backing – After Quilt Style

Essentially you use some of the left over scraps from the front to make the backing.

So I cut up (another!) old cot sheet. I then made some scrappy improv blocks using the white cot sheet material as the main fabric and adding in bits of the strips.

In the end I probably like the back of the quilt better than the front! Maybe because it actually took me longer to do or maybe because it has so much white space.

In any case the back also gave me a chance to try sashing around the blocks to make them fit.

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