Gingham Squares

I’ve finished up the Gingham Squares quilt! I quilted in organic straight lines, partly because I thought it would give a softer effect but mainly because I’ve done something to my back (which I hope is slowly getting better) and I couldn’t manage all the bending involved in my usual line marking. I’m not overly keen on how it’s turned out and, in future, I think I’ll stick with marked lines but I’m glad to have it finished and the polka dot print I used for the backing, makes me smile.

With this quilt I was wanting to make something Christmassy but not too Christmassy. I think it would go well with a country/vintage/scandi Christmas decor but could also be used as a sofa or bed throw or child’s quilt throughout the year. This quilt is is 60″ x 60″. The gingham is a Free Spirit quilting fabric, the white is a Bella Solid and the binding is a Quilting Plains red. I used Hobbs 80/20 Fusible wadding and Bottom Line thread.

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet?

Rebecca Lynne and I have been talking about Making Christmas 2013, so watch this space!

Happy Sewing!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

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