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First quilt and it's a doozy! :)
I made this as an intended graduation (actually ended up being Christmas) present. Took lots of time AND it's my first quilt!! Let me know what you think.

Posted by Liddlehopper from Antwerp, Ohio, United States • Published See Liddlehopper's 21 projects »
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  • Step 1

    I can't remember how much material I gathered..but the front is yellow and green patterened while the backside is brown fabric.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 2
    Step 2

    This was the digital draw out file of the meausurements of my blanket.

    The four strips are a border around the center peice.

    The 16 yellow/green were 10.5" x 10.5"

    I wasn't too picky about staying exactly true to the 60 x 80 final, as mine ended up being 59 by 75. As long as you keep the seams even, it will look good. :)

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint all your squares!

    *lots of time later*

    lay them out how you'd like your quilt to be put together so you don't get things messed up!
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    METHOD OF ATTACHING SQUARES BELOW!

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Attach the first row of squares to eachother so you have a row, like so--highlighted in yellow.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Do the second row the same way as the first.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach the first and second row horizontally so you have one peice two wide and six long.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 with the bottom two rows.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Attach the highlighted yellow squares together...so you have a peice that is one wide and four long.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 9
    Step 9

    Do the same thing to the other 4 lose squares.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 10
    Step 10

    Then take the middle yellow section and attache two of the 4 green peices to opposite ends, ex. take the bottom and top green and attach or take left and right and attach. Then do the opposite two. So you have a bordered yellow square.

    Make sure that one of your sides overlaps the other.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 11
    Step 11

    Then you have 5 separate pieces!

    Attach 4 to the left side of piece 5.
    Attach 3 to the right side of piece 5.
    Attach 1 to the top of piece 453.
    Attach 2 to the bottome of piece 453.

    Ta-da! Your front piece is done!

  • Step 12

    Trim all your edges of the front piece to make sure it's even all the way around.

    Take your back piece and measure the same measurements as the front piece.

    Take your batting and do the same as above.

  • Step 13

    Layer all three pieces as you'd want your final quilt to look.

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now my batting was way thin, but if you have a thicker batting here's an easy no-sew way of making it look puffy!

    After all your layers are lined up, start from the back with your needle&yarn, go through the front, then the back.

    I can give more help with the knot if you need.

    You could even put the fray in the front for a decorative touch!

  • How to make a patchwork quilt. Hand Painted Zelda Themed Quilt - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now all your layers are attached! Yay!

    Time for bias tape!

    I bought the double sided pre-made bias tape. Brown to match the back. Since I'm no good at explaining how to do it, and this was my first time using it, here is the link I followed: http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-sew-bias-tape-tutorial.html

    There is even a mini tute in this link showing you how to do corners!

  • Step 16

    AND YOU'RE DONE!! :)

    See main pics for final result!!

    Goodluck and happy crafting!

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Natt V
Natt V · 8 projects
This is really good! you should be very proud of finishing it. Happy
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Julianne O.
Julianne O. · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 4 projects
Love.
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