Anne made the quilt with 2-1/2" strips of fabric following the pattern Jelly Roll Race 3.0. The thread was variegated shades of green, and the back was a minky fabric. Anne usually quilts for herself using her domestic machine, but this was a large quilt, and she was concerned that the size along with the minky might be difficult. It was a pretty heavy quilt.
How bout that backing fabric. Wouldn't an Andes Candies mint taste good about now?
Before I quilted Ethan's quilt, I did a practice one for myself. I had never used minky backing, but it was on my to-do list so that I had some experience with it in case a client ever wanted me to quilt with it. So I finally had the nudge I needed to try it.
I had this small lap quilt top already made up from extra blocks from the quilt I made for my daughter, Lydia, a couple years ago. The fabric is Terrain by Kate Spain, and the pattern was Frosted Squares from The Pattern Basket.
I went out to JoAnn Fabrics and got some of their minky to use. I was very pleased that I had no trouble, and it looks great and is SUPER soft and warm!!
It quilted up really fast with this free motion design called Loopy Clams and can be found on a very nice instructional video here.
In this freezing weather, hope you all can keep warm under a quilt where ever you are! Thanks for visiting.