Finishes are like buses around here, you wait months for anything and then 2 come along together. You might remember I made this quilt top at the end of October (actually I made 2 that weekend, one for a friends little girl, and this for our new baby), after my sewjo had decided to make a reappearance. Unfortunately our building work ramped up at that point so this top was put aside for a later finish, and well, you know how time disappears so quickly. So, as I am on a mission to get some projects finished, I thought this would make an easy finish and set to work last week.
The backing is Minky, and it was the first time I'd quilted with it (other than using the bagging method) so I was a little trepidatious and decided to spray baste and then lightly pin baste, just to try and secure it all together. Added to that, I did my signature "light touch" quilting (meaning as little actual quilting as possible, as it's my least favourite part of the whole process), to try and reduce drag.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how well it all held in place, and I love the feel of the super soft backing, I will definitely be using Minky again, just for simple straight line quilting.
All of the printed fabrics are from a layer cake of Posy I won from the love Aneela Hoey's blog competition last year, with a Kona White making up the other half of the HST. For binding, I found the perfect soft stripe in my stash, which according to the selvedge is a Henley Studio fabric from Makower, no idea where I got it, but it worked out perfectly.
Well, that's all for now, I'm working on some other projects from the list, plus a new project my little one is insisting on, after I packed away her Christmas pillow last week (which made me very unpopular). It would seem she now needs another special pillow cover, so I will get the chance to make a few Economy Blocks which i've been admiring on IG, without having to make a full quilt, sounds like a win-win!