|Happy Baby Quilt - made in 2010 before I was pregnant with my daughter .. now she has claimed it|
With a sewing machine from my mom & quilting inspiration from my mother-in-law, I mostly taught myself how to sew & quilt. (yay for awesome sewing & quilting blogs!) One of the first quilts I pieced was a Yellow Brick Road quilt.
|baby boy quilt made for a friend 2013|
I first loved this pattern because it is so easy to follow with clear concise instructions & pictures for each step. Since I had yet to accumulate any kind of fabric stash, it was easy to get started with just a few of my favorite fat quarters. The best part, as a beginner, is that there is no matching of seams, until you start attaching all of the blocks.
|Lazy Sunday - lap size quilt for my Mom 2010|
I’ve led several friends through making their first quilt using the Yellow Brick Road pattern. It is still one of my favorite quilt patterns because of the versatility of design & it can be a quick project. I've made quilts with borders, without borders & I've even added sashing in between the blocks.
|After Dark - quilt for my Dad 2010|
If you want to get started with your own Yellow Brick Road quilt, here are the materials you will need for a lap size quilt. (the pattern includes baby through king size):
- Pattern: Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson designs (find it in our shop)
- 12 fat quarters for the quilt top (I prefer all different prints)
- 2 yards for the outer border & binding
- 3 yards for the backing
Are you a quilter? What was the first quilt pattern you used? Tell us about your experience with the Yellow Brick Road pattern.
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