|Here's the back.|
The finished quilt measures 58 1/2" square. Big enough for me to be wrapped comfortably in it, but not so huge that I'm drowning in it. Here are some of the steps that went into making my "big quilt" dream come true:
|Cutting lots of fabric and sewing together 32 of these bad boys.|
|Taping fabric to the floor and making a quilt sandwich.|
|Putting 192 safety pins in it...Michael counted them.|
|Machine quilting the beast. Lots of frustration here...and learning! :)|
There were some other steps in there, like hand-stitching the binding around the edges (while watching several episodes of PBS's Downton Abbey), but you get the gist of it. Now that I've finished it, I like to keep it in view at all times. I've thrown it over beds, chairs, the couch, etc.
Someday I will probably get sick of looking at it, but I'm nowhere near that point yet. Now, I'd like to give a shout-out to the women before us, who did all this stuff BY HAND. My hats are forever off to you ladies.
|Wish I had this hat.|