I have spent time looking for a quilt for my wife for a long time. We have a beautiful double wedding ring hanging above our bed that her great grandmother made. We both love older things. we evn live in a house built in 1910. I do not sew well, but I have been sewing by hand for over 40 years. Its something my mother taught me - she said every man should know some basic things like how to mend things.
Here is my goal....
I would like to make my wife a twin size quilt in her favorite colors of red. I figured I am going to have questions - and I do not plan to let her know what i am doing. I am hoping you all will help guide me through the threads and fabric of my project.
my idea is to make 8 inch squares and make a 2 inch border on the outside. To make an overall size of 68 x 92.
Now do i make the squares first,
then sew them together
add the outer edge
add the filler and backing
then start the wonderful paterns in the over all quilt to hold it all in place??