I made a wonky quilt!
I wasn’t sure what to call this - it’s not really for picnics, just for sitting out in the yard.
I wanted something I didn’t mind getting grass-stained, so it’s kind of a wonky mess. It’s made from 99% stash (I had to buy more thread).
For the top, I used a bag of fabric from the thrift store filled with random pieces of fabric and a bunch of circles. I’m not sure why I bought it, because I don’t know how to sew curves in a quilt. Especially not when I bought it several years ago.
I cut the circles down into squares, sewed them into 3x3 blocks, and then sewed those blocks together.
(Almost all of the circles were small like the red ones.)
It was still a little small, so instead of making more squares, I sewed more fabric onto the edges. I used a fleece blanket for the batting, and the back is made from the legs of some jeans I bought for a project a while ago and never used.
(My helper had to ‘help’ me pin everything together.)
After quilting and trimming, I added the binding. I used double fold bias tape from my stash, quilting clips, and these tutorials: Fast and Easy Double Fold Bias Sewing and How to Sew Bias Tape Corners, The Fast Way.
(With help again - the binding was string-like, so she kept following me around.)
I had some cute tags in my stash, so I sewed one into the binding:
I forgot to look at the back after I pinned it all together, so there are a few spots where the backing got folded up:
This was thrown together, so it’s a bit of a mess and in no way perfect. For a different project, I would have ironed the fabric and my seams and been a lot more careful when quilting and trimming.
It still looks wonky after a wash, but it will protect me from grass stains and dirt.
ETA: The quilt is ~ 43" x 38".