The Love Quilt I'm working on has been set aside temporarily in favor of Christmas sewing projects. First up was the creeper quilt for a friend. She had seen similar quilts on pinterest and loved the idea for her son. I said I'd put it together for her if she bought the materials.
We decided to use flannel because it was going to be heavier and there were more colors available to choose from. Aside from the face, there are 6 colors and we used equal amounts of each. 5 of those are greens, the 6th is gray, but we used a light gray and a dark gray (so there's a smaller number of each individual gray)
This week I was able to finish up the creeper. I wanted to quilt it on the machine, but I did not want to use the Flynn quilt frame I usually use because I didn't think I could do perfect straight lines with it and this is a quilt that needs straight lines. I got brave and for the very first time spray and pin basted a quilt. Then, using painter's tape as a guide, I quilted lots of parallel lines that followed the shape of the face. On the face, I used black on top and green in the bobbin. Outside of the face, I switched to a muted olive green on top and kept the bobbin the same. The middle of the quilt was bothersome because there was so much bulk to deal with, but as I moved out, it got easier and easier. I think this was the limit in size for what I can do on my machine without a frame though.