Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Reversible Quilt

Two years ago, during the summer before college, I began sorting through my left-over quilt squares and fabric scraps. I decided to make a college bedspread for myself.

I drew out a design, with two sizes of quilt squares and pieces from 5 old t-shirts. Soon, the squares were laid out, labeled, and ready to sew.

However, I didn't want a plain, old, one-sided quilt--even if it was the most eclectic quilt I'd ever made. SO I decided to have fun with the back, as well.

I went to a fabric store (probably Jo-Ann Fabrics, which is my favorite) and looked around, searching for inspiration. And I found a Disney Princess panel!

I have a strange obsession with Princesses, perhaps because I've always wanted to be one. Anyway, I was not ashamed to have them on a quilt (I have princess things in my dorm room anyway: a pillowcase, blankets, picture frames, etc.). So I picked up several other Disney Princess fabrics, as well as some others that matched.

Hence, the other side of my quilt. Completely reversible: two quilts for the price of one! I only spent money on the princess side's fabrics--I even used quilt batting and binding I found at home!

I am just now finishing this quilt. I had a full-time job during that summer, so I didn't have much time to do it then. And I didn't have a whole lot of motivation since then (I don't enjoy ironing quilt seams, so I stopped when I had to iron). But, when I came back from my European travels this summer, I had lots of motivation to complete my unfinished projects.

As I write this, I only need to hand-sew the back side of the quilt binding and remove the basting stitches. The end is in sight! If all goes according to plan, I will finish the double-sided quilt today!

Actually, I HAVE to finish this quilt today. I have been using my older sister's quilt (she got married when I went to college, so she gave it to me). But now my youngest sister is going to college (tomorrow), and she wants to take it. The pressure is on!

P.S. The Princess panel is puffy! I stuffed it with pillow stuffing! :D

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