I came across the cutest idea last week! Someone had made very simple quilt squares and then attached them with a bit of crochet! I thought it was so cute that I had to to go searching for tutorials, ideas, and more photos of course~you know how I get when something excites me! I did discover that someone had done a tutorial and sewalong on this way back in 2012 or so…who knew? So if you have seen it before, apologies, if not, HEY, this is so cool!
So first some photos of what I’m talking about….maybe you know exactly of what I speak, but maybe you think I’m completely nuts 🙂
Interesting, don’t you agree?? So I did a little bit of research and tried to figure out how in the heck you would attach the crochet to the cotton and the best way that I found was that you will start with a quilted square ( more on that in a bit), and then blanket stitch around that square, and then attach your crochet to that blanket stitch edge. Yes, a little bit of work, but look at the gorgeous results!
Now before you think “I don’t crochet so this is not for me”, WHOA there Nelly! I don’t crochet either…I mean, I can do a very simple crochet stitch and I understand the very basics, but don’t come at me with all those abbreviations! So what I’m saying is that if I can do it, you can too ;).
So to prove that we can all do it, I thought I would make a very simple trial block which I am hoping to share with you next week. This week I got to spend 0 hours in my quilt room due to some long overdue house renos ( photos of that next week too 😉 ).
In my search for tutes and photos, I did find all these sites that talked about crocheted quilts and projects so I’m including them so you can visit and get inspired and more information!
This is a great tutorial on how to make a pretty scalloped edge with crochet so I wanted to share it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=131&v=3G2YLfyQGvs&feature=emb_logo
And finally, I found this video in case you would like to start with a small, non-quilty project! And don’t forget, you could also make placemats, coasters, or hot pads in the same way!
Have fun with it and let me know what you think!
Until next time~happy creating!