I love that feeling of pulling a finished quilt from the dryer. It's soft, crinkly, and ready to snuggle with. This one was no different.
This quilt is essentially four of my original Unraveled quilts sewn together. It finishes at 55" x 70" for a perfect throw. The pattern uses multiple partial seams to create this particular design, but is not difficult. I used my absolute favorite Art Gallery Pure Elements colors on this quilt.
I intended to quilt this in spirals originating from the center of each colored rectangle. As I anticipated I ran into some problems. First off, my elbow and shoulder started to hurt from the movement of pushing the quilt through my machine. Second, I used minky on the back, and that caused its own problems. Finally, as two of my large circles started to meet, I began getting puckering. Ultimately, I decided to stop stitching the spirals and fill in the remaining space with free motion swirls. I worried that it would look crazy, but after washing, I'm totally fine with the two patterns together.
I planned the size of this design specifically to use a 2-yard piece of minky on the back. I have a love/hate relationship with minky. It makes a perfect quilt back, but it's a pain to use. I almost ditched the plan, but I'm glad I went ahead and used the fabric I bought for the back. It's so nice and cozy. Plus, my girls love it, of course. It's pink.
A revamped pattern for this and my original design will be ready in about a month!