I think there is bird poop on my snowballs.
That's what I get for finishing this scrappy Christmas quilt [two years later]
in the middle of June.
All of the snowballs were made with fabric from my stash. Not too many Christmas fabrics are in this one ~ I've got 30's, traditional, flannel ~ anything went in as long as it fit into my red, green, beige, brown, white [even a few blacks] color scheme.
Being that it's a Christmas quilt, I wanted to make it extra warm and snugly. So, I used green dot minky for my backing. Besides being everyone's new favorite quilt to snuggle with, another bonus is that the 60" wide minky meant I didn't need to piece my back. Perfect.
If you've ever wondered how minky washes up ~ it washes up great, as you can see from the photo below. There are different qualities of minky [so I hear] but if you get it from a quilting store, you should feel confident that it will wash up and wear great.
I have always loved the feel of minky, but I haven't actually used it in a quilt before. I guess I thought it was kind of "trendy". My family is now in love with it though so I may have to make a few more "cuddle quilts" with it. This quilt is not super big (53" x 69") but it's heavy and soft. Perfect for a winter wonderland kind of day.