April 14, 2012

Baby Quilt, Sassy and Stuff

I'm so torn lately between being out in the yard and finishing up projects in the house. Here is a view looking down the hill from our front steps. The California Poppies are so pretty this Spring day. It has been rainy a lot this past week, but today the sunshine is calling me.
Sassy has no problem deciding which to do. She loves sitting out on the garden bench overlooking her domain.
We headed back to the house after a walk around the yard.
I finished the binding on this baby quilt panel this morning. It's my first time quilting on Minkie. I like how the front of the quilt turned out, I don't like how the quilting played out on the back. Thankfully I have two of these panels and I'm going to make a second baby quilt, only this time I plan to do edge to edge quilting.
All the quilting looks messy to me on the Minkie backing. It has no defined quilting lines. I did outline the blocks and go around the animals and the lettering. But, from the back of the minkie it looks like a scramble. Here is the front.
I had no problems working with the minkie. You hear about stretching, but I was careful to not let the power roller pull to much, and I tensioned the sides very loosely. It all helped. The batting is Quilters Dream "Angel" Request. It's very thin, and seems perfect for between the quilt panel the minkie backing.
I purchased this cute JW Frisch Hungry Animals Alphabet panel from Hancocks of Paducah online.

2 comments:

joystudio said...

Hi There - I just spotted this quilt that you made from my Hungry Animal Alphabet while conducting a search. Love it, very nice job!
J. Wecker Frisch

joystudio said...

Hi There - I just spotted this quilt that you made from my Hungry Animal Alphabet while conducting a search. Love it, very nice job!
J. Wecker Frisch