Voila, it's finished:
I needed batting and I hadn't figured out what I would do for backing, probably cobble something together from stash. I needed more Kona Bone for another project, so I went to the chain store where I had gotten it before, and found that they had fleece on sale. Backing problem and batting issue solved.
I backed the donation quilt with orange fleece and didn't use any batting at all. I quilted it with the walking foot, using a serpentine stitch over the seams. Enough to hold it together, but still leave it soft and drapey. Yes, I know this technically doesn't meet the definition of a quilt, but for this purpose, who cares? It feels so soft and snuggly, some kid is going to love it!
I really like this and may use this method for kid donation quilts in the future. The cost of the fleece is far less than the cost of batting and backing fabric. And the snuggly, cuddly feeling will be more comforting to kids.
So, a Friday finish this week. Whoo-hoo! I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Hmm, I like the feel of this, with only the fleece backing and no batting, so much that I think I'll make a lap quilt for my dad for in his wheelchair. I made him a fidget quilt last year, and something like this soft "blankie" might be nice for him.