Yes, another Star Wars quilt finished!
I framed in some of the larger character prints and added various blocks to give my buddy M lots to look at!
I started this project with a fabric shopping trip for a "little bit" more Star Wars fabric to add to the scraps remaining from the last Star Wars quilt. (Warning: shopping for fabric without having a plan in mind will guarantee that you buy too much fabric! Yes, there is yet another Star Wars quilt in the works. I am going to give away the scraps after that project!) As a result the quilt has themed fabric from a number of collections.
One of the collections (cleverly titled Glow in the Dark Star Wars) had a little extra interest. I was skeptical, particularly after washing the quilt. BUT I heard from the family that now has the quilt that it does indeed glow in the dark! My buddy is calling it his night light quilt! Perfect!
I decided the quilting pattern is "lightsaber refraction."
A few of you have asked about my experience with the minky backing. Overall, it was no problem at all. It does shred like crazy when cut (cleans up easily with a scrap of batting) and spray basting works much better to control stretch than pin basting. Machine stitching the binding down is the only way to go with the minky backing.
Even though it is the first day of summer (yay!), I went ahead and gave my buddies their soft and warm quilts yesterday. As I had a little minky left over from the backing, I made matching soft pillows.
K loved her quilt as well, particularly those fox blocks! I don't have to tell you how wonderful it is to create quilts and to know how very much they are loved by the recipients! A win-win!
Linking up with crazy mom's finish it up Friday!