Sunday, August 21, 2011
Husker Play Square
I made this quilt using my same pattern I did for this co-worker's quilt. With this quilt though, I varied the sizes of the squares even more, which I think looks even better. I used two different licensed Husker fabrics, one with Lil' Red (I love him!)
I love the contrast in the white and black, along with the red. Too bad I hadn't finished this sooner, it would have been great for a newborn! The fabrics I picked have a lot of different textures and prints to them, stripes, dots as well as the numbers. The ribbons do too; dots, argyle, smooth, bumpy and shiny, lots of textures to touch during tummy time.
For now, I am relaxing on my last evening of summer, my first class is at 2:00 tomorrow. Followed by a Tuesday morning class and Wednesday night class. Hopefully these classes won't be too stressful with work and my internship. Only 3 semesters and one online summer class to go, graduation is getting closer!!!
What I learned from making this quilt:
When using the soft minky fabric, stabilizer is a MUST! I have used this soft cuddly fabric on almost every baby quilt I have made, and every time I get frustrated. This time around, one of my squares ended up crooked and when I quilted it the minky fabric stretched causing wrinkles in the white sashing. Luckily when I washed and dried it, the wrinkles blended in with the rest of the crinkles, and you don't notice it. But for next time and I am definitely using fusible interfacing! Maybe it will take away some of the swearing that comes with using minky fabric too. :)