Minky... It's not just for babies
In case you don't know what it is, minky is this super soft fabric that is probably most often used for baby quilts. Unfortunately, babies have no idea how special this fabric is. Adults make things with it because THEY like the way it feels. So if you really love someone (a grown up) and are making a quilt for them you should put minky on the back of it. Big people can't get enough of the stuff, and it is so warm and comfy!
This quilt belongs to a client, Sherri, and I told her it is a good thing she made haste and came to my house to get her quilt because if it sat around here too long someone would have started using it even without the binding. No joke. Sherri made this as a gift for someone she loves and she put minky on the back. Sherri is a smart woman (and a lovely quilter). This quilt is beautiful.
Sherri made this top using a panel with the snowman and smaller squares with the animals that she found at The Little Foot Quilt Shoppe. The pieced design is her own. I quilted it with the Whirligig pattern and gray thread.
And there it is - the back with the gray minky fabric. If you could only feel it through the screen...
I've quilted with minky before, and it shows the quilt design beautifully, just be sure to use a solid color. There are a lot of adorable prints out there also, but the quilting won't show up as nicely.
Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Sherri!
That is just one of my finishes this week. I'll be pretty busy right up to Christmas. Today I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for reading!
(P.S. For the record, we never use client quilts. Trust me, no one is even allowed to touch them here :-)
My Disappearing Hourglass Quilt
I was so happy to finish one of my own projects this week! It has been months since I have quilted something of my own. I need to do this more often.
I looked back in my pictures and found that I started piecing this top in October 2014. I followed the video tutorial done by the Missouri Star Quilt Company. The prints are from the Kate Spain fabric line Honey Honey (a layer cake pack). The background is white.
You may be wondering why this is block is called the disappearing hourglass. Look below and you will see 4 blocks on the left that are traditional "hourglass" blocks. You take these hourglass blocks and carefully cut them just right, rearrange the pieces, and sew them back together again. The picture on the right is what they look like after this process.
Last week I showed you Katie's disappearing hourglass quilt. Her blocks were made using the same process, but she arranged her blocks a little differently when sewing them together, so the overall design looks different.
The backing fabric is a Kona solid light green, called melon, I think? It's been so long since I bought it I can't even remember. I do like it a lot. I quilted it using one of my new designs called Swift and white thread. I REALLY liked that! I would say this might be my favorite pantograph now.
I'm hoping to get the binding on this lovely quilt this weekend. Thirteen months to finish, so glad to have it done!
I'm linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!!
Check out this awesome quilt that I finished up this week for Katie. The pattern is the disappearing hourglass. Katie did a beautiful job piecing it, and her fabric choices make it pretty special, too. She used several different "word fabrics" that make it so interesting.
I quilted it with the Easy Orange Peel design using white thread.
Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Katie! It was fun!
Coincidentally, the next quilt on my frame is my own disappearing hourglass quilt. I'll definitely be sharing that with you next week.
Check out some other finishes over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday where I'll be linking up. Thanks for reading and please come back again :-)
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!