Since I was wanting to make it a quilt to wrap up in while sitting in my recliner and later use it on Sapphira's twin bed, I followed her advice to put extra sashing around the edges to make it larger. It ended up being closer to a full size comforter but I love it!
After a couple days of research and debating with myself, I decided on just sewing straight lines along each seam to quilt it. This was by far the most lengthy part of the whole project. I would love to learn to use the scrolly type of quilting someday, but I was nervous that I would ruin all the work I had already done and I didn't have the extra money to have it sent out for quilting.
Around the sashing, I ran several straight lines of stitching. As you can see, this quilt is far from perfect, but I still love it! I also used a hand stitching method (and this tutorial) to bind it up.
Oh I am in love! This blanket is so soft and cuddly and is just the perfect weight to keep me warm, but not too warm.
Now to find my next project! I'm thinking about a larger one of this one for Malachi's new twin bed.
Wouldn't this make an adorable shower gift?
I am always drawn to these triangle quilts. The rainbow colors on this one makes me happy!
This quilt would be an awesome scrap buster!
Which ever one I chose, I can tell you, there will be another quilt in my future! :)