This past week I finished longarm quilting for Anne. She made a quilt for her son, Ethan. Ethan helped his mom select the fabric and thread for this quilt for his bed. I can speak from my own experience that we quilting moms just love it when our young teenage (or almost teenage) sons take an interest in and even get a little excited about our quilts. I think Ethan is going to love it when it is finished!
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.
I quilted using the new Fossil pantograph design that I have - yes, the one I just used on the Bear Quilt.
How bout that backing fabric. Wouldn't an Andes Candies mint taste good about now?
Thanks, Anne, for letting me quilt for you!
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.
My kids both wanted to keep this one for themselves (Jake didn't even care that it is pink), but it will be going to Children's Hospital to hopefully cheer and comfort a kiddo there. I do have plans for a minky backed quilt for our own couch soon, though!
In this freezing weather, hope you all can keep warm under a quilt where ever you are! Thanks for visiting.
2/18/2015 07:19:39 pm
Ethan absolutely LOVES his quilt and just can't wait for me to finish it (of which I've not had time to do yet [started a new job this week and a little overwhelmed with managing my time]); however, I will get it done very soon. He definitely needs it in these below-freezing temps right now! Thank you, thank you, thank you Terri-You're the BEST!!!
2/18/2015 08:37:08 pm
Anne - Thanks so much for those kind words. I'm so glad you and Ethan love the quilt. You didn't mention starting a new job. I wish you the best!
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