I am happy to say that my brother W's quilt is now finished. I talked more about the piecing and inspiration in my previous post.
I was unable to find a plain cream minky for the backing, and the green I purchased didn't work. So I bought an off-white minky for the backing. (It doesn't photograph that well.)
It is just a little bit lighter than the Kona Snow in my label.
I decided to name it "Pinwheels in the Wind" because the swirly quilting reminds me of wind.
This was the largest I had quilted spirals. A lot of the quilting lines are an inch apart. Some of the spirals have hooks and some don't. I just quilted whatever fit the space. It is so cuddly and looks really neat on the minky backing.
Because of the lighter backing, I chose one of the light greens for the binding. Totally love how soft it looks.
And so does Cheetah. He had to test it out when I was trying to take a picture of the backing in the sunlight (too bright).
Reminds me of his little brother Monkey and the Through the Woods quilt. Lol.
Cheetah has told me at least three times this week that he is so glad I got over my fear of minky. :D
I found my boys fighting over Pinwheels in the Wind yesterday, so I told them to go get their own minky backed quilt. It's probably not surprising that they think they need more minky backed quilts.
I will be sure to tell W that if he doesn't like it, he can just give it back. My boys will use it!
Quilt Stats #137
Name: Pinwheels in the Wind
Pattern: 16 inch pinwheels inspired by Val's quilt
Fabrics Used: cream and greens from stash with a minky backing
Amount Used: 7 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 58 x 76 inches
Date Finished: March 2015
What I learned:
- Take fabric from the quilt top with you when buying the backing even if you know what you want. (I bought the wrong green when my favorite LQS didn't have the cream.)
- I can quilt large swirls/spirals.
- Using a magazine to flatten a block after it's pressed really works.
Now I just have two sibling quilts left. One for my sister K and one for my brother V. Then I may start giving quilts to my nieces and nephews when they get married. (There are more than 40 and one of them is engaged.)
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar. There is something fun for every day of the week.