Thursday, January 20, 2011
HAVING A BLAST!
The Double Wedding Ring Quilt Top has been in the works for quite awhile. When I finally finished sewing all of the arcs and rows together....it was set aside once again; while I created the back.
Creating the back has been somewhat of a challenge and wonderful experience. As you can see on SCRAPS WITH ATTITUDE, I basically created a pattern from scraps, the layout (to a degree...LoneStar) but with no pattern and my brain waves LOL...it has its own uniqueness. But I really like it.
Now, I kept trying to fiqure out if the back and top were of compatable size relationships. But only having a small section of floor available...laying them out was going to be a great monster of a disaster. I finally decided that quilting the top first (giving it stablization) and then laying the back down would work best.
I took the necessary steps to pin the top to the batting (which is a blanket) . Wow what a lot of work for just a small portion ....oh by the way...I only pinned half of the top because I ran out of floor. Another good reason for doing this off beat way. Once finished pinning, I realized very quickly that my sewing table was not a good idea. Good thing I can move my sewing machine into the dining room with the big table to drape the quilt upon.
I was overwhelmed for a short time, just kind of starring at the task before me....but pulled up my sleeves and said "I CAN DO THIS" chose a stitch and the walking foot and began; not really with any idea of where I was actually going to quilt. I just went where it felt good and in about 8 hours time, I have half of the half done. Tomorrow I will begin finishing the other half of the first half. Does that not sound so grand and pathetic at the same time? My arms are a tad bit tired....it is a heavy quilt already. Have a grand day!