It’s finally finished…Presenting: Criss Cross Applesauce!!
I started quite awhile ago, probably about the time that Bonnie Hunter first published her book, Scraps & Shirttails II: Continuing the Art of Quilting Green, as it was one of the first quilts I cut out after getting the book. I love this book!!
I LOVE the quilt.
Here is a picture of it before I had it bound. I said something to our daughter, Kalissa that the quilt was so soft and cuddly. She immediately grabbed it and tested it out. We both agree…it is the softest quilt EVER!! I think it’s because I used recycled shirts for the front and back was a recycled dew-vay (I have no idea how to spell that and spell check is no help) cover..and I also used Hobbs 80/20 for the batting. It drapes and is SO-SO soft. The quilt feels like we have had it for forever. I wish you could just touch it.
I debated a lot on the binding. I started out thinking green recycled shirts..then I tried blue and then I thought-dah…use red. I didn’t have enough red shirts in my stash for binding so I found some fabric. I started with red-red and ended up with a burgundy type red.
You can see Ruby’s incision if you look at her belly. We have to go to the vet to get the staples out today.
For the quilting I ended trying something that I never thought I would be able to do, The Pajama Quilter’s Wonky Feathers. It was so fun!! I will definitely be doing this again and again. I think I was just scared to try it before as it had the word “feathers” in the design name…and feathers are notoriously complicated. It was actually very do-able.
I used a greenish-gray thread on the top and a gray thread on the backing.
Remember back when I was working on this I accidentally made some “x” blocks and debated if I should put them in the quilt or not and asked for advice…well lookie, lookie, what I did. I accidentally put one in the quilt. I didn’t notice it until I had the quilt finished. I am calling in my humble block.
I am keeping this quilt. It’s just too soft and cuddly. When I was little I had a blanket that I called my “cold-blankie”. It felt almost cool to me in the summer as it was so soft. This reminds me of it.
Please take a moment to read about our effort to collect quilts for the West, Texas people. Maybe you can help.