Bandana Quilt - Ashley's Graduation Gift
I found a pattern online to make a child's bandana quilt and fell in love. The young woman the quilt was for loves lime green which is a hard color to find (for me any how). I found the beautiful bandanas at my local Walmart one day while shopping with my daughter. Perfect fit, my heart was locked on the project. Matching up the edges was a bit difficult as commercially made bandanas are not true squares. There are five rows of four standard size bandanas measuring approximately 22" x 22". Final measurement is 110" x 88". I used a medium loft poly blend batting meant for large spaces between stitches, and unbleached muslin for the backing. I sandwiched the quilt as follows: batting first, backing second and top third. I then sewed the edges leaving roughly 8" unsewn to turn the quilt. When turned, I sewed the edges 1/4" all the way around. The quilt is tied using white DMC floss, triple knotted measuring each length measuring 6". One knot in each square. To date this is the largest quilt I have finished and I feel very accomplished.
Here is the link to the pattern I followed: http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/2009/08/making-a-quilt-with-your-child-a-tutorial.html