I was able to finish two skirts this weekend, this is the Granny Square Quilted skirt. As previously mentioned, the squares were cut 5″ and pieced. I layered a piece of white muslin under the block then cut out the pattern and quilted them together with straight lines 1/2″ on either side of the block seams and repeated for the other side of the skirt. I bound the hem as you would a quilt and used jellyroll strips of Kona white for the waist. For the draw string, I cut 1 & 1/2″ strips of fabric, joined them then pressed in half and pressed the raw edges in toward the fold. There is a piece of elastic approximately 13″ joining the two drawstrings in the back which makes for a better fit.
I used Ruby by Bonnie and Camille as well as Picnic and Fairgrounds by Denyse Schmidt as well as a charm pack of Kona white. This skirt is a little stiff but I think it’ll soften up after a few washings.
For the second skirt, I used a linen/cotton blend from Melody Miller, Ruby Star Rising and the same pattern though instead of creating Granny Square blocks, I inserted a contrasting strip fron the same line. I LOVE this fabric, the weight is light and airy and I love working with it.
Sorry, no iPad tutorial this weekend, my appologies. I had inserted the zipper a different way and prefer the invisible zipper.
Also linking up with M-R at Quilt Matters for this week’s TGIFF!