My February Giant Block Quilt

I have been trying to hurry and finish up this quilt so that I could post photos before February ended.  But of course, when I woke up this morning, it was raining. A lot.
February Giant Block Quilt

But I did my best to make it work even if we had to take this one under my front porch. 

Here is my February Giant Block quilt! I decided to go really big, this I the 36" version and it was gloriously fast. The entire quilt top was done in one evening.

February Giant Block Quilt

I used fabric that was leftover from a project that I will be sharing soon. It is Sienna by Alexia Abegg and it is gorgeous. I love the Cotton + Steel prints that are on unbleached cotton because the fabric is so soft. 

February Giant Block Quilt

February Giant Block Quilt

The backing fabric is a favorite of mine: Chicopee Corduroy from Denyse Schmidt.  This is the 5th time I have used it as a quilt backing (see here, here, here, and here) and I love it more every time. It is fine whale corduroy, which means the corduroy lines are very small and it gives the fabric a really nice texture. It is lightweight and is cozy like flannel.  

It is still available here and I just bought a bunch more. It is a lot like using flannel as a quilt backing (and yes, I do prewash it).

February Giant Block Quilt

I used Kona Navy for the binding and used my normal big stitches to sew it to the back of the quilt by hand. 

February Giant Block Quilt

I did find an error in the tutorial when I was making the quilt and have corrected it in the tutorial post

Finished size: 45" x 45"

10 comments

  1. Gorgeous!! Do you prewash your quilting fabrics as well?

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    1. No, usually I just prewash flannels and since this fabric is pretty similar to a flannel, I prewash it too.

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  2. I am BOM chair for a very small (35)quilt guild. May I have your permission to use your Giant Blocks for next year's BOM

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  3. Love your quilt! I've just purchased corduroy for the backing on my denim quilt,any advise? Should I use batting?

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    1. It's up to you. I have never skipped the batting, but I have used a flannel sheet instead of batting, and liked how it turned out. If you want the quilt to have the normal "plush" feeling, definitely use the batting!

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  4. Your hand finished binding gets me EVERY time!!! It's such a lovely finishing detail

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    1. Thanks, I really enjoy finishing the quilt this way. I don't know if I will ever go back to traditional stitching!

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