This quilt is actually one of the first ones I ever made so it's probably 7 or 8 years old. I remember the pattern came from WalMart. It was hanging in their fabric section along with all the fabric to make it. I bought so much of it, I know I made at least 2 quilts from it. The fabric is rather rough and my points are occasionally cut off, but I'll always remember how much fun I had making it.
I don't know if it was because of the fabric or what, but I had a lot of trouble quilting this. My thread kept breaking, then I had a problem with skipped stitches. It was one thing after another. I ended up changing the needle 3 times and still had to make a couple of fixes after I pulled it off the frame. I used the Climber pantograph on it which is usually a quick and fun one to use.
I washed the quilt (with lots of fabric softener) as soon as I finished it and I'm pleased to say it softened up quite a bit. I think after a few more washes it will get that nice, wrap around you, softness to it. And I don't mind the chopped off points in it either. It's just a reminder of the great time I had when I started quilting (and continue to have today).
So, to sum it up:
- Size: 46" square
- Fabrics: from WalMart
- Batting: Warm & White
- Thread: Superior Threads So Fine #401 to quilt
- Pattern: mystery pattern from WalMart
- Quilting: Climber pantograph by Meredith England from Sweet & Simple Pantographs
- Completed: October 2013