A great way to try out a new quilt idea on a quilt is to work small. I’ve experimented with making A4-size quilts in the past. They are easy to finish, which always gives me a feeling of accomplishment!
This is my Limeade quilt, named for the colours I’ve used. Each square is an inch finished and is made from fabrics I hand-dyed or printed with paint on bubble wrap.
I wrote in an earlier post that it is difficult for me to abide by challenge rules. Limeade was made for a challenge, where we had to make a quilt that was the size of an A4 sheet of paper.
Of course, I gave no thought to this constraint when I decided on the size of squares, so you can see the top, bottom and right-hand rows have been chopped off to fit. Look at those dodgy bindings!
At least I met the required size. Sigh.
I learned a lot from making Limeade. 😀
I hand stitched circles, using various threads.
Often these small quilts are known as journal quilts, where you respond to a theme or event each month. It’s also a good way to ensure you make a quilt on a regular basis. My series was made over two years. I’ll show some more of them in future posts.
Have you made a journal quilt? Did you enjoy the process?