Spider Man

First of all, thank you all so much for your needle suggestions! I will be needle shopping the first chance I get. Maybe I hated EPP before because I wasn’t using the right needle!

Little E took a great nap yesterday and I was able to get Spider Man loaded and half the quilting done.

See that gray in the stitching lines? Um, yeah. Not supposed to be there. That is the furry back coming up through the stitching holes. I have no idea why this happened or how to fix it. The backing is plenty thick and furry and I used a low loft poly batt. Cotton batting might have helped prevent the fur coming through. This furry stuff has plenty of stretch to it which adds another element of difficulty.


Sigh….apparently this was not one of my better ideas. I have to remind myself that this is going to an 18 month old and I want him to drag it around and wear it out. But it still bugs me when things don’t turn out as I would like them to.

I will get this finished this week and a pillow case to go with. Maybe washing will help. Spider-Man, behave or I will drop you in the washer!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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14 Responses to Spider Man

  1. Gina says:

    That’s going to be an amazing quilt. I have a 21 yr old daughter who would love it, grey bits and all. I think the 18month will adore it and not see the bits. That’s our problem, we only see what’s wrong with something.I know I’m terrible like that.When I make something I can only see what I’ve done( or what’s gone) wrong. I think we could all learn to see with the recipients eyes and not the makers. xxx

  2. Kathleen says:

    I immediately thought the same thing others have said. Maybe with laundering, those pieces of furry stuff will pull back to where they belong. Or is it possible you have a burr on your needle that catches it every now and then?

  3. lois92346 says:

    LOVE the web design!! Never fear…your little man certainly won’t notice any “imperfections”. All he’ll see is Spidey! And he will LOVE the softness of the backing. Just consider this a lesson learned in ‘what not to do’ in the future if it really bothers you.

  4. GigTog says:

    My grandson would LOVE your quilt! It’s fabulous!

  5. GigTog says:

    Argh! Now that durn song is in MY head! LOL!
    ~Dori 😀

  6. Sandra Visser says:

    I am sure he won’t notice anything past Spidey

  7. Awesome quilting of a fabulous quilt! Now I cannot get the song out of my head, and will be going around for the rest of the day hearing “Spiderman, Spiderman – does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size. Catches thieves, just like flies…” Hopefully it will stay in my head, wouldn’t want my co-workers to think I’ve finally gone over the edge!!!

  8. Donna says:

    This is much larger than I thought, when I first saw your panel. It looks wonderful, front and back. He is going to LOVE it. Those little gray bits should disappear with the first washing.

  9. Quiltmouse says:

    Love the Spider Web quilting! Don’t stress about the backing coming through (I know, easier said than done!). I’m sure it will be loved as is. Maybe will even ‘disappear’ when washed? I’ve not done a fuzzy back yet, but have one pinned and ready to quilt on my domestic machine and will be interested to know if it happens.

  10. Luann says:

    Is it possible that you put your batting on upside down, I’m not sure if poly has a right side or not. I read recently that if you use stretchy backs, make sure the greatest stretch goes parallel to your bars, haven’t needed that info yet either.
    Are you using Red Snapper System for loading onto your leaders?
    And most importantly, your quilt is fine! After a few washings none of the poke thru will be noticeable. The web looks wonderful.

  11. Kathy says:

    I’m so sorry that the backing is coming through … frustrating! But I suspect that your little guy will not care … he’s going to love that quilt!

  12. Val says:

    I like your choice of quilting on this one. That web is just perfect.

  13. Kathy D says:

    Frustrating about the backing, but I predict a certain little boy is going to go nuts over this quilt.

  14. The spider webs look awesome. Too bad the backing is coming through. Don’t worry about it.

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