The “quilt” begun here is now completed. It is more of a lap robe, all cozy and comforting. I didn’t use batting in the construction as I think it will be more of a light weight cover-up rather than something needed for major warmth. It’s super drape-y like a piece of fleece but with the added stability of the cotton piecing. It was not a project that I would recommend for a beginner quilter as the backing was totally “squirrelly”. But, let’s move on to the photos. The quilting shows up better from the back, so…………………………………
Sorry for the out of focus attempt!!!! The Sulky thread was a perfect quilting ‘thread’, adding the black ‘glisten’ that was needed for the “biker chic” who will receive this. And now my faithful quilt holder with the finish……..
The borders and sashings were fabric from Hancock Fabrics and Crafts. Although the price was decent ($12.99 per yd. and 58” wide in the sportswear fabric section), it left white spots where the needle pierced the dye layer, exposing the white threads beneath. The pattern seemed to be a printed layer on top of the weave, with no dye penetration. Granted, it is a sportswear cotton but I question how it would hold up in a garment.
The final dimensions are a nice 55”x 60”.