I am experiencing the joy of making a quilt in the space of approximately 5 minutes.
Fine, a month. But that's like 5 minutes to me.
So I made my top. Yay!
Then I make a sandwich. Just the top and the batting.
(Diagonals taped for quilting guidelines.)
I started on the diagonals, because that's what Quilt Dude did on his, and it is beautiful.
Then the measuring thing got me down, and I decided to stick with the friendly seam lines I already know and love.
By the way, if anyone asks, quilting without a back is waaaay easier! This was fun.
Then I pinned it down to the minky backing fabric.
The minky is so soft and so yummy. (Squeal!)
And shed-dy. Did I mention that?
Our home has been well and truly, erm, made softer, by the sudden appearance of little brown fluff, pretty much everywhere.
I safety-pinned this sandwich a reasonable amount, which is not what the going advice is online. With minky, you are supposed to pin this thing to death. Until the weight of the pins leaves you staggering to the sewing machine. At least that many. But I threw caution to the wind, because that's the kind of gal I am.
Also, I ran out of safety pins.
But, I pinned the hell out of the borders. So I'm hoping the Quilt Police will be forgiving.
Pin every inch and then stay-stitch the edges to control the minky, is what the word on the street is. I stitched. (I can be obedient on occasion.)
Then I got into a bit of a frenzy over how to quilt this.
I am afraid of bunched-up minky.
Of ugly brown stitching on my lovely quilt top.
Of catastrophe striking, specifically on my beloved bear's paw quilt.
So, I was wondering.
Can I just throw the binding on this and forget the quilting?
Can I allow the minky to cling to the batting beside it, and sometimes not cling so much?
Just let it be the way nature intended?
Your answers, suggestions and insights are gratefully received. Be adamant! Be bold! Be courageous! Be decisive!
In other words, be everything that I am not, and in alphabetical order, too.
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