My church women's group has been making lap quilts for a local assisted living center. The quilts need to be small so that they don't get stuck in the wheels of a wheelchair, so I thought this was a good opportunity to try a pieced quilt for the first time.
I've seen scrap quilts before, but I didn't have a pattern. All I did was cut 16-8 inch squares out of fabric pieces I already had, and then cut each of those squares into strips. I mixed them up ( and had to trim them when I realized that once they were sewed into blocks, they would no longer be square). I sewed four rows of four squares each, alternating the direction of the strips, then sewed each of the four rows together.
I did white strips around the outside, then layered it like a regular quilt. I just sewed a big square to quilt it. Next time I might try something fancier. For the binding, I just sewed more scraps together into strips. I don't think I did the binding correctly, but at least there are no raw edges.
Now that I've done one, I know what I can do differently next time to make it work better, but for a first try, I was happy with the results.
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