Sunday, July 20, 2008

Block Party Quilt

One of the booths at our Block Party this year was to make a quilt square. Everyone who made a square, got their name in the drawing to win the quilt we made with the squares.

The technique is so easy and really fun! It would be great for a baby shower, a wedding gift or a family reunion. All you need is a square of 100% cotton fabric (we used muslin) and some crayons. Any crayons will do. Color the square with bright, bold colors and keep away from the edges for seam allowances. Then take a second piece of fabric and lay it over the top of the finished square. Iron for 10 seconds on low heat, keeping the iron moving. Then quilt as you like.

I washed one of the squares and it faded a bit but still looked ok. I figure they are more of a keepsake quilt anyway and probably wouldn't get washed much. Try it, it's fun!

I finished the quilt today and it turned out great!