Richard asked me, (Tanya) to write a post about his latest finish, the Lizard Baby Quilt. Wow, posts by me two days in a row.
Yesterday on WIP Wednesday, we posted a sneak peak of the finished lizard quilt. The backing for this quilt is a green dimpled minky fabric. We bought too much when we bought it to finish Jared's Jean Quilt, yes I know it has not been finished yet. So it was especially fitting to use the minky for the baby of my step-brother Jared. Are you confused yet? I have to use mine and yours when mentioning the name to my step-mother. Here is a picture of it in Julia's Crib. Julia loves minky, hopefully his baby will too.
Anyway this quilt was quilted using in the ditch method. A bright multi-colored thread was used on front and a green thread on back. We used a bright multi-colored fabric for the binding, we had thought of using the same black with colored polka dots, but couldn't remember where we had bought it. We bought all this fabric for the quilt top while doing both Utah shop hops in June. We didn't take real good notes on exactly what was bought at which location. Maybe it was because after that many stores, we couldn't see straight. The pictures are not real great, working a night shift makes taking pictures outside a little more difficult. OK a lot more difficult, there is no light outside at 2 am, so pictures are taken inside.
Our stash has been expanding and is quite large for having been quilting such a short time. We are trying to use fabric out of stash as much as possible. Our biggest problem is we tend not to buy backing or batting at the same time as we buy fabric for quilt tops. When do you buy backing for quilt, in planning stage or after top is already made.
Sometime we will have to post a picture of our sewing room. It is not as organized as many I have seen on other blogs. At least it is now out of our front room. It would take over an hour to put some of the sewing stuff away, meaning the ability to find couch, before known visitors would show up.