Salty Eyed: Finished!

You guys! I haven’t made myself a quilt since last year. Sakes alive! Fetch my smelling salts (harkening back to Aunt Pittypat in Gone with the Wind). So I made myself a quilt.

Salty Eyed QuiltIt looks sort of dizzy-making with the stripes and the patches and the greenish background, but when in focus, the blocks have more distinction.

Salty Eyed QuiltThe pattern, if you recall, is Starry Eyed from the Moda Bake Shop. Rather than use a layer cake like the tutorial calls for, I had a jelly roll and some fat quarters. You could also do it with a jelly roll and a charm pack. The benefit of using a jelly roll is that there are leftover strips you can use for binding.

Salty Eyed QuiltI backed this with minky because I wanted a minky backed quilt. I feel I should add a petulant “so there!” after that statement, but there’s another hazard to backing with minky.

You have to share these quilts, apparently.

Nina is a fan of Salty Eyed.

11 Replies to “Salty Eyed: Finished!”

  1. WHAAAAT? YOU haven’t made a quilt since last year??? Stop the presses and all sewing, Pam must have broken both arms!

    LOL, this looks great and I love the minky backing. Sewed with that stuff a couple years ago and cursed the whole time. But it is luciously soft!

  2. Glad you’re finally back into making quilts! Lol!

    I’ve had this pattern printed out for a while now in my “to make” binder. Looks great in those colours

  3. Did you have a machine setting for your meandering? It is so perfect. Or did you just do it with a darning foot? Or a longarm? So beautiful. I was just looking at your minky back on Flickr. How long have you been doing free motion? Very impressed. I am a faithful listener to your podcast.

    1. Hi Cindy- I did this one on my Janome 6600 domestic machine. It’s a little larger meander than I normally do (because of the minky). I use a metal open-toe foot that’s shaped like a U. Thanks for listening!

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