Over the weekend I finished another quilt. I've called this one Soft as a Feather after the minkee pieces and feather quilting.
The minkee was difficult to piece, because the fabrics slid with the pile, but I got better at minimising that as I went, and will probably use more of the minkee left from backing James and Eleanor's quilts to make similar baby quilts, as it's just so beautifully tactile.
As mentioned previously, the coloured sections of coins are feathered between the minkee strips, and the white sashing is stippled. You can see the whole back in the earlier post.
The purple border is quilted as though it's a single side of a very straight feather. On one side the plumes got too perpendicular and don;t look so great, but it was good practice, and baby Cerys won't mind!
I bound the quilt with a different colourway of the border fabric.
Eleanor loves the softness of the minkee; while it was in the bag waiting to be used, she'd slide her whole arm in between the layers and say, "It's nice and comfortable in here" with a blissful grin on her face.
This was a quick quilt to piece, and fast to quilt as well; exactly what I need at the moment. I think I can count about 10 friends/relatives who've had babies in the last 2-3 weeks!
May is a good month for birthdays!
This quilt is headed for England shortly. Like her big sister, Cerys conveniently chose to arrive just before my Gran goes on a holiday to England, so this quilt can be hand-delivered like her sister's.