Hubby helped me hang this and I would have put it right side up but he wasn't into quilts.
Definitely one of a kind!
Biggest quilt I have every made!
But she is worth it!
May spread it onto the bed and take a picture. Got to de-string and wash and dry it today. Pray for my washer and dryer! ha ha
Have a good one
I have been quilting, this afternoon I quilted until I sewed the middle of the split between my thumb and my pointy finger!
That stopped me!
Bad when you sew that far down! My shoulders were getting tired and where I had wound 4 more bobbins I was nearly out. That makes seven and I'm no where near finished with the quilting on this quilt.
One more good session should get it though.
I broke something off my machine!
I think it's part of my threader on the machine, no biggie since I never use it.
But I might have wanted to some day!
Hoping to finish this weekend and get the binding sewed on. Have a great weekend
Started the quilting on Friday but with all the places we went didn't get back to it until Monday for a little while but have used up three bobbins.
Of course It takes quite a few more than that.
Maybe I can get it to the couch for binding by the weekend.
Hoping so any way.
Talk to you later
Got that battening I ordered.
So I cut some and finished Missy's sandwich!
Then I lugged it to the ironing board.
First I starch and ironed the back to get all the wrinkles that I could get out OUT!
I would iron a while , go answer email's , iron some more!
But it now is in the chair in front of my quilting machine!
I will quilt on it off and on all weekend , around things we plan to do.
Hope to have it on the couch binding it buy next week.
Have a great weekend
Remember that pillow sham that I needed white to finish?
How ever When I added the fabric to the backing I found out I was liking a little bit of battening. About a 12 inch square to finish it.
So this past weekend I ordered some, suppose to get here today but not here yet.
I have used up all my scrap battening to make little things so I will just have to wait for it.
Should have it sandwiched by Friday when I post again.
Had a busy weekend with our family reunion and cooking on Sat.
Two of my cousins Jo in the back and our baby cousin Cheryl in the front.
I did get fabric added to the backing that I though was just right!
So maybe I will finish sandwiching today.
Need to get this quilted.and given to my daughter Missy. And now that I have white fabric I can finish her other pillow sham.
Just have a little over a week and a half, wanted to finish this one this month so I can get started on Tonia's quilt.
I plan on doing her's and Abby's before the end of the year.
Have a good one
I finished sandwiching only to have a bunch left over of the top! I measured three time both the backing and the top but I was wrong! By about 8 inch's!
So I put it on a chair and added some more fabric to the side that run out of backing.
Going to put it on the bed after while and see if it's covered all over.
Maybe I will have time this weekend to finish sandwiching it and start ironing.
I did get some white fabric to finish the second pillow sham so Every thing is go.
Using up a lot of fabric that I have stanched that I wouldn't use on a quilt.
Have a great weekend
Laying it out to sandwich. This table is way to small but I will make do.
Haven't got the white to finish the last Pillow Sham yet but should get that this week.
Even after I measured and measured I still didn't get the backing quite big enough, so I will sew some more on before I finish sandwiching.
Their are so many colors in this quilt that no one will every be able to make one just like it.
Just in case you forgot this is the whole top! Well with out the finishing squares!
When I started on the second pillow sham , I realized I needed some more white fabric. I will pick up some the next time I go to town.
I went looking for some fabric to extend the backing I had picked.
I added this across the bottom. So now I am looking for some more fabric to take care of the sides
I need 15 or 16 inch's on each side.
Maybe I can get the sides on and sandwich it soon.
Since Mother's Day is this weekend I may not get any sewing done.
Happy Mother's Day
Pinned to sew together.
The first one anyway!
Measurement's 20 by 36.
Must make the next one today!
I measured the backing I had then measured the quilt top, need to add 20 inch's to each side for the wide and 15 for the long. Last night the top measured 107 by 113, different from what i did before! But still big! Making it a little larger so if it slips still have plenty.
Going to look for some fabric to use.
And get the other pillow sham finished today to.
Then I will sandwich it some time this week and start quilting.
Maybe get it done this month.
Working on pillow shams for Missy's quilt.
Going to have to make her backing to because the sheets I have want be big enough.. This measures 106 by 116, I think. A Calif. king is 108 by 102 so I may need a sheet and a half.
Have a good one
One finished top!
Now I just have to work up the energy to sandwich this!
Got the start on my next quilt in the mail today!
Baby step daughter wanted a beach quilt! So this is the start. Going to look for some more fabric to go with this.Then come up with a plan on where I want to go with the rest of the quilt.
On my other blog I am going to do a quilt for my daughter's birthday , thinking talking turkey by Bonnie.
I just love that but I love the firecracker block to so it will be a toss up. Haven't made my mind up for sure!
Seems like I said I was going to slow down!!!!
Forgot that real fast didn't I!.
I sewed up one part of the fours patch's and added it and the strip pf white.
Today I will make the last part of the top border!
Close to a finish !
But it's the next part that's so much fun!
Putting together a king sized quilt is a pain!
Don't mind quilting it It's just getting all those wrinkles out . Oh well will just take my time and get it done.
Love all my kids!