February 12, 2012

All Tied Up

I started this quilt in October as a way to use up my Ruby jelly roll. I finished two squares, and then got busy making other things. I made a few more squares the other day and decided that I liked the scrappy, vintage look. I also decided that this quilt really should be hand tied.  I used some perle cotton and just started tying. It was quick and easy, and I think makes the quilt look even more vintage. I've noticed that hand tying is popular in blogland this week!

I loved how it looks even more after coming out of the dryer!

I decided to try a machine sewn binding. It is really fast and easy, but I still love the look of hand sewn binding. I also added a Happy Little Cottage label!  This is also one of the first quilts I have made that are a rectangle. It measures about 31" x 42" and I think is a great size for a baby quilt.

It is listed in the shop!


  1. That quilt is so darling!! I always love your color and pattern combinations. It's so sweet to think there's going to be one happy, cozy baby snuggled in that sweet blanket someday!

  2. I love your quilt Debbie. :o)
    I pinned it! hugs, Trish

  3. Very very cute! I love a crinkly quilt. :)

  4. Beautiful! I like the tied quilts too, and am glad to see more of them being made again.
    Helen x

  5. Such beautiful happy colors! I love this:>)

  6. ps. Did you follow a set of instructions for hand tying? I would love to learn how.

    1. Hi Trish! I just googled hand tied quilts, and read a few articles about hand tying. I think the most important thing is the knot. I also googled surgeons knot, and that is what I used with the perle cotton. The quilt went through the washer and dryer, and the knots are as tight as when I tied them. Hope this helps. xoxo Debbie

  7. Love the bright colors and hand tying is perfect for the look you wanted. I used to hand tie a lot, not so much anymore, but maybe I'll try one. A quick way to get it done, right? You did a good job of machine quilting the binding. I usually hand sew too, though.

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  9. This is really lovely - I love the hand tying. I have a WIP I might just have to finish this way!

  10. hand tying is so quick, isn't it...and your pretty quilt looks great with the white perle cotton...I like to wash my quilts too and make them look all used!!! I will take a peak at your store too...



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