Well maybe, depends on how you look at things. I finished my faux string quilt last weekend, but it didn't turn out exactly like I had planned. I am slightly upset about it, but I have to remind myself that from the beginning it was in experiment in many ways. You can read more about that here.
First, let's talk about the seams, because I didn't use batting and decided to quilt directly to the minky, you can see all the seams and even see what direction they are ironed in. Had I used all printed fabrics this would not have been a problem but because I used off white (kona snow) it was just shear enough that the blue from the minky showed through. This by far is my biggest aggravation with this quilt.
Here are some of the things I did like about using the minky.
1. When you layer your quilt top on the minky it kind of sticks together. So shifting was not a problem.
2. Machine quilting it was a breeze, and because there is no batting the quilting does not have to be as tight.
3. I love the weight of this quilt! It was everything I thought it would be, soft, snugly, and warm, though I don't think some of my northern friends would agree. For them it might be more a summer throw on a cool night, but here in Florida it is perfect!
The last thing I have to say about the quilting is that even though it showed up perfectly on the minky side, you can't quite see it on the front. I think next time (and yes there will be a next time) I will keep it simple and just stitch in the ditch, and just use darker fabrics.
I learned a lot making this quilt, and I will use these things and go forward, because after all isn't that what it is all about? Lastly, I will enjoy and love this quilt with all its imperfections.
Fabrics: Quilt top, Kona Snow and Chocolate, by Robert Kaufman, backing, minky
Finished Quilt Measurements: about 54" x 68"
Blocks and Piecing: 6 1/2" squares & 6 1/2" HST, in a 10 x 12 layout
Quilting: Echo quilting in a zig-zag pattern
I am linking this up to Fabric Tuesday over at QuiltStory.