So, this quilt has been gifted … and I got a picture back with my newest great-nephew, Gage, and the quilt. He was born in late August. From his pictures, he’s a real cutie!
I used a Dr. Seuss layer cake along with “Slate Grey” solid from Free Spirit. It was a fun quilt to make. Probably because I LOVE Dr. Seuss!
And a close-up of the quilting, simple straight lines that followed the chevron:
The pattern is FLYING ARROWS from Moda Bakeshop. (click on the name of the quilt to go to the link.)
As per my usual, I changed it up … I didn’t want the quilt to be as big as the pattern, nor did I want it to be as small as what she suggests for the baby quilt. SEW … I made the arrows with 24 layer cake squares and the quilt ended up being 42 “x 54″. Just the size I wanted. I used 2 ½” sashing … which was fine, except when I went to quilt it. I think if I had used 2 ¼”, the arrows would have lined up a bit better and I wouldn’t have had to fudge the quilting lines.
And, the quilt is backed with Minky! I know I said that I wouldn’t use Minky again, but it is so nice and cuddly. When I was shopping for the backing, I was looking for a grey and white chevron flannel that I think I had seen at some time in my past. Of course, I couldn’t find it. But, the Minky was the perfect colour … so Minky it was. And really, it does sew very nicely!
To see what others in the quilting world are doing, go to the following webpages:
- Oh Scrap @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
- Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
- Moving it Forward Monday @ Em’s Scrapbag
- Main Crush Monday @Cooking up Quilts
- Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
- WIPs on Wednesday @ Esther Quilt Blog
- Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
- Midweek Makers @ QuiltFabrication
- Happy Needle and Thread @ My Quilt Infatuation
- UFO Busting @ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland