Friday, February 3, 2017

Minky Texture {Quilt}

 "May you remember the texture for days..."

When I attended Quiltcon in February 2016 in Pasadena, Shannon Fabrics had a booth and they were allowing attendees a choice between a stack of charms of their cuddle or something else (that I can't remember for the life of me).  I figured I might get a baby quilt or something out of the charm pack.

.Fast forward to September 2016, the charm stack was, in some strange way, leering at me.  They started annoying me enough that I started looking at my stash. 

Unfortunately....I didn't have a ton of great cotton fabrics in the colors.  But I did have some seersucker and gingham from the days when I thought I would make Button some more clothes other than the one outfit for Bluebonnets.

I quickly decided on a square in a square design, with a small 1" border around the charm to offset it from the ginghams and seer-suckers. I ended up adding a few of my leftover scraps of minky cuddle (light pink and white dot and rosette pinks) to the mix to make it larger.  

Before I knew it, I had a nice size baby quilt.

I decided to do some free motion on the quilt to define each "square".

I have to say, that I am delighted!
I'm not quite sure how the seersucker is going to feel after does definitely have some serious texture.

I left the centers untouched and I love how they pop up in the middle.

I didn't have a quilting plan and just plaid around with lines, scallops, loops, and feathers.

 Following my Sew My Stash rules, I found cotton pinks for the backing. 
I contemplated using minky, but I love how the squares puff on the back too!

I chose the same dark pink for the binding.  I'm really using up some old stash!!

Quilt Stats:
Measures: 48" Square
Pattern: Square in a square
Fabrics:  Shannon Fabrics Cuddle, Joanns seersucker, gingham, cotton And  Kona Cotton solids
 Quilted: Freemotion on HandiQuilter Avante

I'm not sure where it's final home will be, but for now, I'll just pet it and wait for the right recipient!


  1. THis is a great quilt and all the better because you raided your stash!

  2. Oh that is gorgeous - the combination of minky and seersucker is wonderful :)

  3. Wow! That is adorable and so clever! I would never have thought to put minky in a block! So cute!


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