Spidey ~ A Finished Quilt
Despite this lingering flu turned cold, I finished the Spidey quilt! (I apologize in advance if this post is a bit delirious!) I rallied on Tuesday night and quilted it, then added the binding on Wednesday morning. Who says you can't pair Spiderman fabric with Denyse Schmidt and Anna Maria Horner? I think it turned out pretty cute!
Unfortunately it was a cold and dreary day, and the ground is still wet with the remnants of 5 inches of Spring snow we had on Monday. I wanted to get some better pictures before gifting it yesterday afternoon, but just didn't have the opportunity to go anywhere besides my deck.
I mentioned in my last post that I used the same design as my Aye Aye Captain quilt. The rectangles are cut 3" x 10" and there are 6 columns and 24 rows. Like the Aye Aye Captain quilt, I rounded the corners of this quilt. I just love that look! I simply turned a bowl upside down and used it to mark the corners and cut. When rounding your corners, the only thing you need to remember is to use bias cut binding so it will curve nicely around those edges. (I learned that the hard way early on into quilting).
This time I quilted it on each side of the seams, about 1/2" away. I just used the edge of my foot as a guide. The backing is a navy blue minky. A few of you asked if I use batting still when I make a quilt with minky. I do! I really like the weight of a quilt with a lightweight batting (I use Quilter's Dream Request Loft) and minky.
And you can see from the quilting, it has a nice "poof" to it as well. I just use a lot of pins when basting - about one every 3 inches - and make sure the pressure of my foot when quilting is adjusted to not be super heavy. I adjusted my BERNINA 750QE pressure setting from 50 to 0 when quilting this quilt.
Hanna Hearts and Spidey are now living with their new owners, a couple special new members of our family. I'm hoping they are much loved!