At the beginning of the month, I wrote that I really wanted to make a quilt for my best girlfriend’s son, and that I only had a month to do it. I am pleased to report that I succeeded! In fact, I managed to finish the quilt in 23 days. I’m so very happy that I got it done in time to take it with me to Texas on Saturday. I hope he loves it.
I made the quilt jelly roll race style. This is my second jelly roll race quilt. I completed the race portion of my first one in 96 minutes. This time, the race only took me 81 minutes. I wonder if I make another some day, if I’ll be even faster?
I quilted it with all over loops with a 50wt medium grey thread (Aurifil 2610). The loops were a lot of fun to quilt, and they went really fast. I think it was even faster than stippling. I also really like the look it gives.
The batting was Hobbs 80/20. This is the first time I tried that batting. Until now, I have only used Warm and Natural. I like this batting a lot better. The drape is nicer, and after I washed the quilt, it crinkled up much more. I really love the feel the batting gives this quilt. The bonus is that this batting also significantly less expensive, especially since Connecting Threads does batting sales fairly often.
I’m very happy with how this quilt turned out. I can only hope that Hosea will love it and use it. I can’t wait to meet him and give it to him. And of course, I’m beyond excited to see his mother. It’s been much too long since we’ve been together.