Baseball Quilt Tutorial
*Press the seams down after each step*
Now you need to add the 4 triangles that you created from the green 12 7.8 x 12.5 square.
For the first one line up the hypotenuse to one edge of your current square, right sides together..
Then plum (I don’t know what this means, but I took it as letting the little corners overlap when sewing each new triangle on) the corners as you attach the other three triangles.
This idea of adding two strips to the current square, sewing new squares to other 2 strips, then attaching is going to repeat. Next with the two red squares (3.5in. x 3.5in.) & the baseball strips. Same as the method we used to create the field.
Repeat with the blue fabric & 6 x 6 red squares. (at this point I forgot to take pics…sorry!)
I made a small white tube by folding a rectangle in half & then stitching the raw edges. Turn the tube inside out. Then I ironed it flat & embroidered SAM with embroidery thread. I used some stitch witchery to iron the “pitching mound” on. then I stitched through the quilt top on either side to secure.
Lay out your backing with the right side down. Layer batting and then the quilt top (right side up).
I pinned in several spots to hold together. Then I tried quilting the three layers, however after 3, 4, and 5 mess-ups, I gave up. I stitches the three layers together around the red squares.
I cut the overage of the batting even with the top layer.
Fold the backing up a 1/4 of an inch & press. Then fold over again & pin onto the quilt top.
Run a straight stitch around the binding & Voila!
If you have any questions…please let me know…I’m not professional, but I could be great with helping out a newbie who maybe me as lost as me half the time!!