Monday, August 24, 2009

mossy tied quilt

I had been wanting to make a quilt for our bedroom, but with a toddler in the house it seemed like a desire for another day. Purl Soho and the Purl Bee to the rescue with a simple and beautiful pattern. Toddler or not, you have to love a big project simplified.

My inspiration
Molly's Sketchbook: Sunny Tied Quilt

My mossy homage

I used mostly prints from Amy Butler and found some other great items at Purl Soho and ( has an amazing "design cart" feature that makes online shopping easy.)

I have been sewing for several decades now, and found one of the best bits of advice in the Purl Bee instructions - I have included it here (visit the site for more info)
Since none of these strips have to fit together in an precise way (except of course that they must lay flat) you don't need to use pins for this part... it's one of the reasons this this such a quick project!
To sew, lightly pinch the fabric together before it goes under the needle as shown above. Keep the bottom fabric peeking out from behind the top fabric to ensure that you are sewing through both layers. Sew with a 1/4-inch seam allowance (from the top fabric). The strips should stay together without much coaxing, but go slowly at first until you get the hang of it.
Cheers and happy (easy) quilting!!!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    xoxo The Purl Bee