This is my 1st time making a strip quilt! I saw one on a blog & thought it was adorable, so I had to try it!! I just want to say I AM NOT a sewer at ALL!! I do not have the patience or know how to sew at all. I will only take on a project I can finish in the same day. This was an 8 hour quilt. It was literally hot off the press, when I gave it to my friend at her baby shower tonight. I got up at 8:30 am this morning & started in & finished it at 4:30 pm, just enough time to wrap it get ready & be at the shower at 6:30 quilt in hand! :) phew!
My friend is adopting from Ethiopia, Africa. So I cut out & ironed on Africa & cut out & ironed on Ethiopia on top. Then sewed around them w/my machine. I did the little bows instead of quilting it.
I kind of did a make shift binding or boarder. I just made the bottom 2 inches bigger then the top & folded it 2x to make the boarder & played w/the corners until I liked them. This is proof if I can make a quilt certainly anyone can make a quilt. This one is small, it's meant for carying around like a "special" blanket & sleeping with it. It's like a big doll size quilt.