MsMod will be the expert, but I recall something like what you are mentioning- known as a hand tie quilt. One could use battling for the fill or and old/ new blanket.Okay all you quilters, I need some help. When I was growing up, my favorite blanket was an old homemade quilt that my grandma had given me. It was so soft and comfortable. I always had it on my bed, and when I was sick, wrapping up in that quilt made me feel better. It finally fell apart in the wash when I was 17. I want to make a similar quilt for my bed now. It was a simple patchwork, with large squares of mismatched fabric. I think it was filled with some sort of batting, and the only top stitching I remember is that it was tied in the middle of each square with a thick thread or thin yarn. Does anyone know what I'm talking about, and how to go about making it?
The top piece is basic squares either hand sewn or machine together/ the backing was a plain sheet of material or bed sheet. One the layers where sewn together you simply used yarn and needle and at each meeting corner made a tie/ bow. Some preferred doing it in the middle of the square.