A year and a half later, the warm cool quilt along quilt I made for a kiddo is finally done :). The top has been done for quite some time- over a year, but the child requested a minty backing and it honestly scared me. I had read so many posts about what nightmare minky was to baste and quilt that I put it off as long as possible! I LOVE how it turned out, and the child likes it even more, so everyone is happy!! I love these colors myself so it was very fun to make too!
The minky was not near as bad as I had dreaded! The quilt is between a twin and queen so the size is what had me so worried! When I sandwiched the quilt, I taped it down to the floor really well! With duct tape :) Then I used an entire can of 505 to spray baste it- told ya I was really scared it would wiggle or move. :) hehe! Then I got the batting and top situated with spray, and then added pins to have an extra extra good hold of that minky.
Once it was all situated, I took it to the sewing machine and got to work! I decided to quilt it to mirror the diamonds made by the colors. I love the simplicity of it! You can sort of (if you look really hard) see the design on the back a photo down.
The quilting... The minky is the softest I have ever felt, and it gives the quilt a wonderful weight. I love a quilt that's just a drop on the heavy side!
All rolled up and ready to give to a sweet kiddo!! So after so long, it is wonderful to have it done and to be able to see it being used! Makes a quilter happy :)