July 26, 2013
Oink-a-Doodle-Moo Quilt Top
I have a couple of charm packs of Oink-a-Doodle-Moo fabric and some yardage and this is what I made using one of those charm packs. It was supposed to be baby sized but it got a little out of hand despite my adjusting original plans that would have seen it even larger. Do you know any adults who would like an Oink-a-Doodle-Moo quilt? No, I didn't think so. So I managed to adjust down to what I think is a reasonable child-sized quilt. Those red strips were supposed to be wider pieces of the trucks and tractors print. That's what I get for not using a pattern and for not actually pencil-plotting a plan. Still, I'm pleased and hope some child will be, too. I picked up an end-of-bolt piece of red dimple minky which just happened to be the perfect size without any cutting. Apparently this size was meant to be. And, in retrospect, the addition of the unplanned, thin red strips in this quilt makes me happy. I like them.
If not for the minky, I think I'd try to quilt this one myself but minky just does not want to glide on my plexiglass sewing machine table thingie. It builds up static and it's a constant struggle trying to get it to move. If anyone has any tips for this, I'd be so grateful! Even though I have one of those superslider mats, it doesn't fit on for straight-line quilting and I have yet to graduate to free motion, for which it's intended. So, I'll be calling my handy-dandy longarm quilter to finish this one for me.
Note to self: Start practicing free-motion quilting, big chicken!
I hope to start a second Oink-a-Doodle-Moo quilt this weekend … maybe a bear paw pattern. And this one will be a legit baby size as intended for a baby already 3 months old!
Note to self: Hurry up already!