I am so excited I got this quilt done before this little guy makes his entrance into the world!
I posted about this quilt back in February,
and I really appreciated all of your comments and suggestions!
I decided to go with a cotton fabric backing because I was scared to death of quilting with the minky fabric. I know the quilt won’t be as soft, but maybe I can tackle that skill when I have a little bit more experience.
This quilt was made from the pattern, Vintage Baby Throw.
I used fabrics from the line Pure by Sweetwater for Moda. As well as Flannel Brown Cowboy Dots from Wanna Be A Cowboy 2 by Riley Blake, and Houndstooth from Man’s Best Friend by Henry Glass. I also used some Brown and White minky dot fabric.
I quilted by stitching along the seams of the fabrics on top.
I did this so the quilt would keep a little bit of it’s fluffiness.
And I have a great story for you!
(Pregnancy brain is so wonderful!)
A long time ago I bought a walking foot specifically for this quilt. This foot has sat unopened under about three unfinished projects on my desk for months.
I started to stitch through the quilt sandwich and the fabric kept puckering and it was looking pretty awful. I started feeling discouraged and was wishing there was something that would help with the puckering.
About a quarter of the way through quilting, I remembered there is such a thing, and that I bought it! And it was sitting on my desk! 😀
Sewing with this walking foot made me one of the happiest women in the world that night.
If you don’t know, a walking foot is a foot with its own feed dogs to move the top layer of fabric, while the machine’s feed dogs move the bottom layer. The walking foot prevents the top layer of fabric from shifting by moving it under the needle at the same rate as the machine’s feed dogs are moving the bottom layer, preventing puckering and pleating of the layers.
I think I may have been able to do the minky fabric,
if I remembered that I had a walking foot.
I got mine on Amazon and made sure that it would work with my machine.
I love it, and if you want to quilt, you would probably love it, too.
I have a few more baby projects to get finished and some fun Easter bows!
Let’s hope this baby boy cooperates and lets me finish them.
If you have a fun Easter bow you’d like to show off, send me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to feature it!