Cuddle Quilt: Steps 2, 3, and 4

Last time on Kwilt Korner, Lacey was constructing a fabbity little number she called The Cuddle Quilt. Has she made any progress? Will fate get in the way, and jam up her Singer with the cruel thread of betrayal? Let’s watch …

STEP 2: After I had cut out millions of teeny squares — about 3.5 x 3.5 inches (10cm x 10cm for my fellow Canucks) — I proceeded to arrange them in a pretty pattern. I had no idea what I was going for when I started out, but this is how it went …

STEP 3: Then I started sewing everything together, square by square, until it was all pieced together. 

I had cut waaaaaay too many squares (a hazard of diving into the project with lots of enthusiasm but no plan), so I cut up the remaining ones, sewed them together, and used them to make those strip-things between the squares. My mother-in-law told me what they’re called, but I can’t remember …

STEP 4: Inspired by having the quilt thisclose to be being DONE, I dove headfirst into making the ruffle. I was on the phone with my mom while I cut out the pieces, and told her I was originally going to use binding — as to keep the quilt as unisex as possible.
“I’m not sure boys should have ruffles,” I hesitated before stepping on the pedal.
“Ohhh, of course they can. They’re babies!” was her reply.
Meh, good enough for me. I love ruffles! …

I bought quilt batting last night, so the next step is putting it all together! Stay tuned!

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