Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The (endless) lines of wavy quilting is DONE!
Although I usually take my large quilts to a wonderful LAQ, I opted to quilt my daughter's dorm quilt by myself on my own machine. The only way I could tackle the monster was to use organic wavy lines. This way I gave myself permission for the lines to be something other than straight.
I spread quilting the beast across multiple sessions, next going more than 45 minutes before taking a break. Since it was 70 inches wide and 100 inches long, I would celebrate the completion of each 10'' row as a % of the quilt was done.
For the backing, I choose a soft, soft flannel gray with a diamond pattern. My daughter wanted flannel (she is always cold) and the silver gray color works well with the quilt.
But flannel meant it was massively heavy as I draped it across my shoulders to hold some of the weight. That said, I did it!
I just love the way it turned out and - more importantly - so does my daughter who will be taking this to her freshman dorm in the fall.
Now I need to make a label and bind!
Can wait to share the final quilt!
I'll be linking up with Fort Worth Studio, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finish Up Friday, Thank Goodness It is Finished Friday, Patchwork Times, Sew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River, Fabric Tuesday's, WIP Wednesday's, Let's Bee Social, and Midweek Makers.
Have a wonderful day! Patty