It feels like I have been working on this thing forever!
Really, it has only been about four months or so since I started it, but it has probably been at least three since I made much progress on it. And since it was supposed to be finished for Wyatt's birthday at the beginning of February I've felt pretty guilty about letting it sit in a pile in my sewing room.
I doubt you remember, but Wyatt was quite specific about how he wanted his quilt to look. I'm pleased to say that he is thrilled with it and as soon as I gave it to him, he started running around the house with it draped over his shoulders like a superhero cape. I'd call it a win.
He wanted a red back that was "soft" just like Carson's, so I had to use that annoying chenille/minky kind of stuff again. It feels so good, but to me is a total pain. On Carson's quillow, I just turned and top stitched, then tied it every so often. I decided to attempt a little quilting on Wyatt's. In the end, I like how Wyatt's turned out a little better.
I kept the quilting very simple and just did a long wavy line down each of the colored strips. It actually quilted better than I expected, but no matter what I did to my tension or what size needle I tried, the red backing kept coming through the quilting stitches. I'm hoping once it gets washed and dried it won't be so noticeable. Here is a close up:
I wanted to try and get some pictures of this yesterday, but it was really windy outside so I waited for this morning hoping it would be a bit calmer. Then I remembered that my kids tore down my clothesline last week pretending to be sloths, so I asked Wyatt to get in a chair and hold it up for me.
He insisted on wearing the cowboy hat he made in preschool yesterday. He was still a little short and his arms got tired after the first picture, so I think he'll only be on duty for baby quilts for a while. He loves it and I don't have to see it glaring at me from my sewing cabinet anymore, so I'm pleased!