On Friday I resisted the impulse to drive to Channelview and get some $1.00/yd fabric. Instead I stayed home and cut the fabric for a quilt for our 8th grandchild who is due in March. This is a little girl, the first girl after 6 grandsons in a row, so I wanted to make a soft pastel blankie. I put it together yesterday and am trying to decide what to back it with ... minkee or flannel. I think I'm leaning toward flannel because I'm going to have to put some batting in it to hide the seams and I think it'll be too heavy with both batting and minkee.
Next, my quandry is whether to hand quilt or machine quilt. I recently got a Janome Horizon 7000 and would kind of like to try one of the fancy stitches along the seams, but then again I hand-quilted the quilts for all the other grands, so I feel maybe I should hand quilt this one as well. I enjoy hand quilting smaller projects ... to me it's relaxing to do it in the evening.
Any ideas or suggestions?
baby quilt for "little princess"
the light is chenille & the pink is that swirled minkee type fabric