Princess Log Cabin
I wanted to use a piece of that adorable Heather Ross Princess and the Pea fabric. So I did a simple log cabin with the fabric colors pulled from that center piece.
I chose to tie this one with white cotton yarn which makes it so snuggly. Only one problem, I started tying from the center, making one every 4 inches. When I got to the outside rows, I was more like 5 - 6 inches, so the dilemma was; do I make another row right close to the edge? or just leave it empty? I left it empty, and now after washing, the edges are a bit bunchy. Guess I should have done that extra row all the way around.
It's a lesson for next time, although it's maddening because now what do I do with this little quilt? I don't know if I can sell it!
Oh, by the way, the batting is 80/20 meaning that it's 80% cotton and 20% poly. Over the years, I've gone back and forth between this stuff and the 100% cotton. Basically they're very similiar. I think this 80/20 has just a tiny bit more puffy softness to it, which I like.
In the end, I think it's my first choice for baby quilts, or any bed quilts. Wallhangings, and tablecloths are better off with 100% cotton.