Monday, December 26, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
This quilt is so rich and warm in person. I don't think the pictures do it justice. I had to make a quilt without buying any fabric...I wasn't sure I would have a backing! But we pieced enough to make the back coordinate with the front. I'm so glad we went with this instead of something that didn't match the front at all! I quilted in free motion all over, a quick and easy pattern.
I really wanted to try Minky...not so much anymore. What a pain to sew with! I was going to make a rag quilt with the squares that I cut, but then I found out minky doesn't fray like flannel. So I decided to do the top in minky and use a flannel backing. Sewing the top was hard because the squares shift on you even when you pin them. But once I got it on the quilting machine, it quilted easily. No batting on these as they are think and warm already and so soft! I love the finsihed product but no the piecing process! As I was sewing the tops (especially the second one) I told myself, "NO MORE MINKY!" But after I finished the them, they are so wonderful.....I think it's like having a baby - after a while you forget about the delivery and want another!
These are for a set of twins at church, I thought the "almost matchiness" was perfect!
I put a flannel monkey pattern on the back, next time though it should be something darker.
Lindsay's quilt is French for - A Beautiful Girl. We went with the french words since it has a Paris fabric as the main one. She sewed all the small blocks together and then did all the ironing for me as I finished it. This was her first quilt to quilt by herself. She did a lovely feather panto on it. We appliqued the words on the cream after we used the cricut to cut the fabric.