My Razorbacks husband’s quilt is finished! Just in time for this cold weather! I love how it turned out. Back in September for my birthday my husband gave me quilting goodies – including a nifty little tool called a Five and Dime ruler by Kansas Troubles Quilters (found on Connecting Threads). So I thought I’d give it a try and make him a fun University of Arkansas quilt. The pattern calls for charm packs and layer cakes. The vision I had meant that I had to select some novelty University of Arkansas fabrics and mix them with some of my favorite fabrics (from Cotton + Steel, Robert Kaufman and Michael Miller just to name a few) in order to make my own precuts. I used a pinking blade on my rotary cutter and cut, cut, cut my own 5″ and 10″ squares:
The next step involved stacking a 5″ square on top of my 10″ square and sewing a top-stitch around the 5″ square.
And this is where I got to use the fun ruler. A rotating mat would have come in real handy, but I got past it and made a big stack of 5″ squares.
I reattached the squares by aligning the small squares back up and formed my quilt top. I backed the quilt with a beautiful dark gray and red Robert Kaufman mammoth plaid flannel. I used my favorite batting from The Warm Company and quilted in the ditch on all the seams and then extra quilting in between the seams to make a checkerboard effect.
I also took a stab at machine binding thanks to Red Pepper Quilt’s binding tutorial. I still need a lot of practice, but I started to really get the hang of it by the fourth side. This was a bigger quilt measuring at 63″ x 72″, so it was a pretty big job on all steps of the process! It has already been put to use by my husband and kids. Now on to more quilts for our shop!
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