Yesterday I stopped at one of my favorite local quilt stores and grabbed 1 1/4 yards of brown Minky and 1 3/4 yards of tan quilters cotton with brown dots! This morning (5 hours before the shower) I put the Minky on the long arm. (Note to every long arm quilter out there! Minky has a stretch and a non stretch direction, it needs to be attached to the leaders so that the non stretch is between the stretcher bars!) Next layer was of 100% cotton batting and then I topped it with the cotton fabric and quilted it with a pattern called 'Wild Mouse'!
Once I got it quilted I took it to my serger and serged all the edges. Minky fabric ravels so easily and I wanted it to be really secure and to withstand multiple washes so I figured it wouldn't hurt to serge the edges closed.
Next came the binding, I bound it in the cotton brown dot fabric and then using decorative stitches from my domestic sewing machine I top stitched the binding down!
So while I didn't manage to get a ton accomplished today I did make the cutest quilt!!
My Niece love it!
I hope you had a great Saturday!!