I recently realized our family needed to keep a quilt in the car--you know, for emergency picnics and playground adventures! I love simple patchwork so I cut up my fat quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner linens (from Amanda) and whipped this up! For those eagle-eyed fabric junkies, yes, I left out one of the feather prints (the purple/maroon one) because it just wasn't my fav.
I decided to try hand-tying a quilt for the first time! I have to say, it won't be the last! Super simple and quick! I used pearl cotton and tied the center of every square and at each 4-square intersection (so roughly, every 4"). To see a how to on hand-tying, check out this VIDEO by Mary Fons.
My squares were cut at 9" so they finish at 8.5". The quilt is about 60"x68" I really love the texture and durability of the linen. It's perfect for something that will be used outdoors with boys tromping all over it!
For the back I had the perfect amount of this adorable Lucie Summers Summerville letter fabric! I think it's a nice contrast the craziness that's on the front! I also used some premade Anna Maria Horner binding I've had for a while. I can't wait to get this washed and in the car.....I feel a picnic coming on!