Barbara’s picture quilt!
Barbara made this quilt and another one...here ready to be quilted...for her granddaughters. This one is awesome!! I mean, look at that awesome minky backing...(you may need to go to my blog, if you get these posts through emails, to see the post header picture that has the minky backing.)
Her granddaughter plays soccer for the local high school, and so I wanted the quilting to go along with the theme of the quilt...without being too cheesy. I thought Mod Dotz by Patricia Ritter at Urban Elementz would be a great fit. I did it at a larger scale, because of the minky backing texture. I don’t love tight quilting on minky quilts, either...it takes away from the softness of the minky. Go here to get the Mod Dotz design: https://www.urbanelementz.com/mod-dotz.html
I used a white 30 Tex Perma Core A&E thread and Winline 8020 cotton/poly blend batting.
I quilted this using my Statler (computer/software for the Gammill longarm machines) and so I trimmed around the pictures so that the quilting wouldn’t quilt the pictures...then I used my favorite Edge rulers from Linda at The Quilted Pineapple to quilt in the ditch around the pictures.
Look at that minky texture + the quilting!!! Love it!
thanks for stopping by! - Leisha
For those of you interested, this is what Barbara used to print the pictures onto the fabric. She buys them at JoAnn’s.