I remember being so nervous to write this tutorial. I really had no idea what I was doing ;) So I just started snapping a whole lot of pictures and sharing everything I could think of. So this tutorial is super in-depth descriptions of how to make this quilt. As in, down to explaining which fabrics to cut which pieces out of!! Which of course, I didn't realize at the time, isn't a huge help now as you can't find this fabric adorable Lily and Will fabric anymore, but it still works if you just shift around colors from your own layer cake :)
And speaking of Layer Cakes, Snuggly Squares fabric requirements are just 1 Layer Cake. No background fabric needed, so that makes it super easy to just grab your pre-cut and get going :) And on a side note, I just have to smile at this picture, because my sweet friend let me take a picture of her wee one, and that wee one is now 9 years old!!! I saw a picture of her the other day and she is growing into a beautiful young lady. Time sure flies :)
Another side note about this quilt, it measures 42" x 42" when finished. And remember, this was in my starting out days and I figured, why not just use the width of the fabric for backing as it has 44" right!! Well basting on the carpet didn't quite keep the back perfectly smooth, and let me tell you, it doesn't cut it any closer than having the selvage strip showing ;) I just say that was a designer choice so you will always remember the fabric line, tee hee hee.
But the thing I love most about this quilt is that it was gifted to my twin-sister when she had her first baby a year later. And that quilt is still hanging on the wall of my sweet nieces room!! It makes me smile every time I visit and has truly become a treasure ;)
When a second line of Lily and Will was released, but this time in little boy blue colors, I knew I had to make another tutorial :) This one is very similar to the first, but changes up some of the basic patchwork in the square frames and borders. And yes, this was me trying to do more of a "photo shoot" by clipping bunnies to a fence. It seemed cute at the time, now it's just a little scary with them dangling there, tee hee hee.
And going through all my pics, this is the only picture I have that doesn't have those bunnies on the quilt ;) But it's perfect, because it really shows the fun patchwork that is super simple and perfect for a beginner, but still so cute!!! And this tutorial is just as detailed as the first, so you really could make this as your first quilt ;)
And Sunggly Squares II finishes at 42" x 42" and once again, I figured it might as well match the first and did the backing out of 1 1/4 yard. But today I would have added a strip onto the side of that so there would be room to actually load it on the long arm ;) And why not leave off with a few more hanging bunnies ;)
I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thrusday!!! So to make your own Snuggly Squares or Sunggly Squares II quilt just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorials. And when you are done, I would love to see them!!! !! You can email me a picture at email@example.com, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc or or add it to my flickr group here ;) I can't wait to see your Snuggly Squares and Snuggly Squares II baby quilts!!!
Thanks for popping in today and have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!