Yep. I said it. Getting out a calculator, finding the right equation, and calculating measurements for fabric sends my little nerdy brain to a happy place. So when I set out to make a quilt for my neice's fourth birthday, I was excited when (after lots of planning and asking hubs his opinion), I decided on this design for a Hello Kitty quilt to go with Haidyn's Hello Kitty bag. AND, I got to use the Pythagorean Theorem (yay!).
Aren't hubbies great for holding quilts up for pictures!? :)
This was my first time working with minky fabric (quilt backing), and I learned a few things. First, I wish I would have spray basted. The backing fabric was definitely slipping a little as I was sewing and the basting pins just didn't hold it together. Luckily the quilting is sparse so there isn't to much pinching. I was savvy enough to use a walking foot anytime I was sewing on the minky, and that helped a little, but I did get some stretching on the backing.
Overall, a very quick and simple project that I really enjoyed. I will definitely be making another quillow!! Now let's hope Haidyn likes it!