I have a new quilt in the shop and I’m so happy with the way it turned out! I have made many of quilts with this pattern, but this time I did a few things different.
This was my first time using minky (or cuddle cloth as some call it) on the back of the quilt. I stretched the fabric and pinned it like crazy.
The other thing I tried differently was the quilting stitch. For the longest time I have done “in the ditch” quilting. I always thought it looked nice and neat. However, I have gotten a few messages on Etsy from people asking if my quilts had any quilting. It was a light bulb moment and I realized that people like to see the quilting. An advantage of quilting it this way is that it enhances the pucker effect that people love about quilts.
I ran the quilt through the wash to make sure it would hold up like I hoped it would and it turned out beautiful. My girls are hoping it doesn’t sell because they want for their own cuddle blankie. I love this fabric by Riley Blake. It’s called Happy Day and it has butterflies, kites, and flowers on it. It’s so summery and pretty – I love it! You can see it in my Etsy shop at Ten Cow Quilts. Thanks for stopping by!