Thursday, December 13, 2012

Comfort and Joy Day 3: Comfy Cozy

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for special someone?  Would you like that gift to be homemade?  For the third day of our "Comfort & Joy" series we have a super-fast-to-make quilt that you can whip up in less than a day!

The fabric I used is from my favorite quilt store and when I saw it I knew I just had to make a quilt out of it!  When I got home I realized all the fabric was from Buggy Barn.  You may remember Rose's Palindrome which is also made from Buggy Barn fabric.  Hmmm ... I think I see a pattern.

Comfy Cozy

Finished Size:60" by 75"

  • 5/8 yard each of 4 different fabrics (for 4 small squares)
  • 1-1/8 yard of 1 fabric (for 1 big square)
  • 1/4 yard of binding fabric
  • 4 yards for backing
  • 64" by 79" piece of batting
  • Safety Pins
  • You will also need yarn of your choice and a darning needle
Step 1:
For small squares, cut out 15 squares from each of your four fabrics at 6-1/2".

For large squares,  cut out 15 squares from your one fabric at 12-1/2".

Step 2:
Sew four of the small squares (one of each color) together to create a 12-1/2" square.  Repeat until you have blocks.

Step 3:
Use the diagram below to assemble your quilt.

Step 4:
Cut and sew your 4 yards of backing fabric so you have a piece larger than 60" by 75".

Step 5:
Assemble a quilt sandwich with your top, batting and backing.  Next, using safety pins begin pinning your quilt sandwich approximately every six inches.

Step 6:
Using a darning needle and your chosen yarn, begin making knots by going all the way through the quilt sandwich and back up.  Put a yarn knot through each block's corners except those on the outside edge (this is where your binding will be).  Remove safety pins when you're finished.

Step 7:
Cut off excess batting and backing fabric.  Cut your binding fabric into (7) 1" strips and sew in a chain. Iron the strips in half lengthwise and then place fold over edge of quilt.  Sew a 1/4" line down the side going through all layers of fabric.  This will create a raw edged binding - adding to the quickness of this quilt!

Step 8:
Step back and enjoy!  Give to friend or family member!



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