Gabe’s Quilt Top

by Nancy

Gabes quilt top

Here is the completed quilt top for my friends’ son who turns 1 on December 18. I like the thin black border that separates the theme print from the pieced blocks. I’m planning to use the black solid for the binding as well. I was very nervous as I was cutting the theme print because I was cutting it to fit into the 9 patch blocks which I had already made, rather than making the borders to fit the center of a quilt like you usually do. I must have measured and calculated and checked my math five times before I cut! The good thing is that I have a lot of the theme print, so even if I had made a mistake, I could have cut another center. But I got it right – phew! I went out to JoAnn’s this afternoon and bought batting and a blue flannel which matches the water in the theme print for the backing. I briefly considered using Minkee-type microfleece fabric, which needs no batting, for the backing. But I’ve never used it before, and JoAnn’s didn’t have a huge variety of colors, so I stuck with what I know. I think I will try Minkee sometime, though. Has anyone else used it?

One Response to “Gabe’s Quilt Top”

  1. Marty says:

    I like the black border, too. I think it would be interesting to get a little bit of Minkee-type fabric just to see how it sews. Although a potholder with a Minkee-type back doesn’t sound like a good idea. Maybe a luxurious burp cloth…

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