Saturday, 8 June 2013

Another Quilt from Scrap-Basket Beauties

This quilt is from Kim Brackett's latest book, Scrap-Basket Beauties.  I used a few scraps I had hanging around, and a little Snap Pop fabric, and my Granddaughter's quilt is done.

My diagonal lime green doesn't stand out as much as I would of liked, but I'm sure Hailley will love it.  I put lime green minky on the back so it will be extra cuddly.

I think I have finally come to terms with working with minky for the back of quilts.  The main pointer of note for longarm quilters is to mount the minky so that the stretch is going sideways.  If the texture of the minky is extra long, there is a chance some of the strands will pull through to the top.  My suggestion is to quilt with a thread on the top, that matches the minky on the back.  That way any strands that pull through, will blend with the thread.
While in Portland I talked to one of the women from Shanon Fabrics that had quilted one of their samples.  I noticed that some of the back fabric had pulled through to the front.  She said that it pretty much always happened, and she didn't worry about it.  It made me feel better that it happens to her as well, however, I do worry about it and try to finds ways of not having it show.

Back to quilting I go.  I'm currently working on another Farmer's Wife quilt.  Don't forget about our show June 22 of all the quilts from last years quilt-a-long.  See you there!


  1. This is very fun Linda. Love the Minky on the back

  2. Gorgeous quilt. Scrappy always looks great but the bright colours you have used make it even better. Love the idea of the minky on the back.

  3. I have one of her books. It is the "surprises". So love the scrappy! I am challenging myself this year to (mostly) use my scraps, so have one cut and ready to sew and one on the LA. How did you quilt it?