Vintage Baby Quilt

I finished another quilt top yesterday
and let me tell you a crib size quilt is much easier than a twin size! 🙂

When I was looking for a pattern for my son’s quilt,
I saw this pattern Vintage Baby Throw and loved it!
I had to try it out.

Most of the fabrics I used are from Pure by Sweetwater for Moda.

This pattern calls for a ton of different fabrics so I added some from other lines.

I used Flannel Brown Cowboy Dots from
Wanna Be A Cowboy 2 by Riley Blake.

I also used Houndstooth from Man’s Best Friend by Henry Glass.

I supplemented the quilt with some Brown Minky Puff Dot fabric (I have no idea what it’s really called :)) that I’ve had forever.

I love looking at a beautiful pile of fabric almost as much as a finished project. 🙂

Here is the quilt top all finished!

Vintage Baby Quilt - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Vintage Baby Quilt - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I love how the colors turned out!

Of course I have a little dilemma. 🙂

I originally planned on backing the quilt with the brown minky dot fabric, but after using it in the top, I am not sure I really want to sew with it, much less quilt through it. I am going to quilt along the lines of the quilt, so I am guessing with the stretchiness of the minky dot fabric, it might not go so well.

So what do you think?

Should I just back the quilt with the brown minky dot fabric?

Or should I back the fabric with Latte Pixie from
Pure by Sweetwater for Moda?

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  1. Posted February 25, 2011 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Don’t do the minky dot. it is not so fun to sew with for that much work. you are right about it being stretchy and it will be sort of thick. the other option you posted would look great on the back. a walking foot would be good if you are going to use the minky dot. it will keep all your layers together.

  2. Michelle
    Posted February 25, 2011 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I think the Latte Pixie would be perfect as the back.

  3. Sara S.
    Posted February 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Eventhough I LOVE the Latte Pixie, you have to think “Would my BOY want hearts and flowers on his quilt?” I know my lil guys would have an opinion about that! hah hah Just something to think about.
    Maybe some other dark brown/soft fabric would work?

    • Shirley
      Posted February 26, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

      I didn’t even think about that! Gah! I already ordered it and it’s on it’s way. I’ll just tell him it’s because I love him so much. 🙂

  4. krystal
    Posted February 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    I just finished a quilt tonight and put minky on the back and quilted it on my sewing machine. I found that if you use the fabric adhesive spray (not sure what its called, but you can get it at any fabric store blue and orange can) and spray both pieces and lay them out flat so that they stick together and pin it you wont get the minky wont stretch. Just a thought. My kids love the minky so I would suggest the minky.

  5. Posted February 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I’ve quilted with a minky back before and had no problems. I pinned well I guess. My kids LOVE minky fabrics and beg for my scraps, so I’d go with that one, but either way will be cute!

  6. Posted February 27, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    Oh my, but I love that fabric. That argyle… I’m swooning.

  7. Nana Ann
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to be making some Minkies for my grandsons, so I’ve got a definite bias for it. Being the mother of two sons, I feel boys get the short end of the stick in a number of things girls can take advantage of. I mean how bad did I feel when I had to tell one, at 4 yrs, he could not wear a nightgown with flowers on it, like the next door neighbor girl, hehe. So the least they can have is the pleasure of a “minkie”, I mean darn, wish I had that as a security blanket instead of flannel, hehe.

    The spray glue is an excellent idea, I know it holds well because I used it to glue fabric to shades on a non-insulated window that got the brunt of the afternoon sun with 100+ during the summer & they lasted for over a decade. I count that you’ve got 5 squares of minky against minky & if you have problems with the spray glue, what you could probably do as an alternative, is pin a layer of tissue paper where the two minkies meet.

    Best of luck!

  8. Posted March 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I have used Minky on several rag quilts and vow to NEVER use it again!!! Until someone asks me to make a quilt with it, and somehow I forget that I dislike sewing with it so much. Rag quilts are much more forgiving, so I don’t think I will ever try to use it on a regular quilt….but it would make it very soft. What about a flannel?

  9. Brittany
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I love love love minky! Altough I’ve never sewn with it and I hear it’s a pain. But, I love wrapping my babies in it. I wouldn’t even worry about the flowers. I mean, he’s a baby. My eight year old wouldn’t care for flowers on a blanket but a baby will be soft and warm in a blankie his mommy made for him.

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