Friday, April 22, 2016

Finished - Minecraft Quilt

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.


  1. I feel your trials on this one....but the good news is the lined quilting makes it look even more pixelated and lovely!!!

  2. The straight line quilting was definitely the right choice - it looks so good! I have used the Dream Green batting in a baby quilt once. Probably won't use it again. The color threw me off a bit too...I'm sorry it is showing through your top. But this quilt is a winner!

  3. I'm sure the child who receives this quilt will absolutely love it!

  4. I really like how you quilted on both sides instead of just in the ditch. The great boy quilt looks so snuggly after the wash.

  5. Some little child is going to love this one! Minecraft is all the rage :). Good to know about that batting, I recently experimented and didn't like poly. I am beginning to think I am already stuck in my ways!

  6. Every time I see quilts like this one I think of how hard it must be to get your corners all matched up. You do such fine work, I'm very impressed. Some fortunate child is going to love this.


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