If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you may remember a year ago I started making a bed quilt per Hubby’s request. His sister had made us a quilt our first year of marriage (for Christmas) and through the years it has become torn in spots. Because of the tares, Hubby has asked me to make a bed quilt; but king size, even though our bed is queen size. I started it in August of 2010. Hubby helped me pick a pattern and some of the fabrics; so I consider this to be Hubby’s Quilt. I wanted to finish the quilt by December 2010 to give it to him for Christmas. Something came up and I needed to get it done by October; so I could sent it with my MIL to be quilted at a shop in her town. Time got away, December passed, and I decided I wanted to do this quilt 100% myself including the quilting. So my MIL had to ship it back to me. With all my other projects and a new little one at home it sat in the box for months; well, until now. It’s my goal to finish this quilt and give it to Hubby this year for Christmas.
I had the quilt all laid out and basted and asked Hubby how he thought I should quilt it (it is his quilt and all). He suggested diagonal lines. I was going to do something with stars or stitch in the ditch for each log cabin; but that seemed like a lot of work and I’m still learning how to quilt; so I agreed to his diagonal lines. I planned out three months to quilt it; a month to bind it and then it would be ready for gifting in December. With his quilting idea, I don’t think it will take me all 3 months to finish. I’ll be glad when this thing is done and it’s on our bed.
Just the other day I learned to tape each of the layers down to get them all to be flat. I didn’t know this and already started quilting. There is already some snags on the back. With this big of a quilt I didn’t know how to get all three layers flat and basted it a little lumpy (but really I tried to get it flat). I had to baste it late at night after C1 went to bed and Daisy was sleeping in our room; I didn’t want either of them to trample on my quilt while I was trying to lay it flat.