This is my first “quilt-along” and I’m so excited. Currently, I am working on a vintage crib size quilt. I have already picked the fabrics and I am sewing the squares together.
When I think of vintage my mind drifts to subdued tones and wonderful textures. Unfortunately, the fabric isn’t very textured, so I’m going to give it some. The center of the squares will be a biscuit patch.
The center, biscuit patch square, finished is 4″, which means I need to cut one 5 1/2″ square & one 4 1/2″ square. The 5 1/2″ square will be fitted onto the 4 1/2″ square. 1/4″ will be sewn in on either side, leaving 4″. You may choose any size you want. However, if you go big you might lose the effect.
Washed & Dried Fabric
Washed & Dried Junky Fabric (you’ll never see it)
1. Cut one 5 1/2″ square from your fabric & one 4 1/2″ square from your junky fabric.
2. Fit & Pin the 5 1/2″ top fabric square corner to the left side of the 4 1/2″ corner of your junky fabric square. Do that to the right side as well. You’ll have loose fabric in the middle that you will need to pleat and pin right down the middle.
3. Sew 1/8″ in along the side. Make sure you back-stitch at the beginning & end of your line.
4. Go in a clockwise circle pinning down each side & sewing them down.
There you have it, a 4 1/2″ poof. I ♥ it!