As I described in this post, this fun Minecraft quilt has been donated to David's House, a home away from home for families of children being treated at the local children's hospital.
I have been working on improving my free motion quilting. However, straight line quilting was the obvious choice for this quilt and it was not fun. After hours of practicing to develop the smooth movements of FMQ'ing, sewing all these straight lines was a challenge and, frankly, a bit boring. I am all the more impressed with those of you who so beautifully straight line quilt!
Adding to my frustration was the use of a different batting than my normal cotton choice. I had won a package of Dream Green batting that was the perfect size for this quilt. A soft, environmentally friendly alternative batting seemed like a good idea. I used my usual "belts and suspenders" basting method of spray and pins yet everything was still very slippery during the quilting.
Perhaps I should have anticipated this but more disappointing is that the green batting shows through on the lighter colors.
However, it was indeed very soft after washing.
Linking up with Amanda Jean's finish it up Friday party.