Monday, July 30, 2007

What a difference a day makes!

Check it out - a finished quilt top.


Of course it is now officially Too Damn Big! Not too big for my bed, in fact it just covers the top of my queen sized bed, with only a little overhang at the head & foot (it's sideways on the fence... length-wise it drags on the ground). As planned it should be 66" x 90", but I think it's more like 63" x about 85", my seams were *not* a consistant 1/4". But, it is Too Damn Big for my apartment. If I move some furniture around, I can get enough space to lay it out on the floor - but just barely (oh, and will involve vacumming, so you know how likely that is!). So I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to get it all attached to the backing.

Well, I'll leave that problem for another day. I still need to figure out what kind of quilting I want to do on the top. Any suggestions? Until I figure that out, I'm going to set it aside for a bit (someone please kick my butt if I don't post anything about it for the next month or 8 - pleeeaaase!), and maybe work on an embroidered label for it.

12 comments:

Sue, aka seiding said...

It's so pretty! I think you were right to add more to it, it looks much more finished your way. I just love the colors.

Stacey said...

Wow, that is beautiful! :) I'm in awe of your mad quilting skillz.

Libby said...

Awesome!! You got a lot done in a day :)

Melissa said...

Yeah, that's why I don't quilt, even though I would like to. (I design quilting fabric now, for Pete's sake, I should learn!) But the floor space in every room in my house is about 6'x6'. And there's large dogs and cats lurking in the shadows.

bradyphrenia said...

wow, it's very striking. and very very pink. ;-)

michael5000 said...

Oh, NOBODY has consistent 1/4" seams. Do you know the trick of marking a 1/4" from the needle with painter's tape? It whupped me into shape. (Before that, I assumed my foot was 1/4" wide. Oops. Not even especially close.)

One of the advantages of a futon is that it can be easily disassembled when I need to use our entire bedroom floor as a quilting space. On these occasions, Mrs. 5000 is very good about our spending a few nights in the guestroom.

Melody said...

Really beautiful! It looks fantastic.

Rebel said...

Thanks everyone!

Melissa - you should learn, if you're already designing fabric think how much fun it would be to design the quilts too!

M5K - Mrs.5K deserves a medal! I may have to make a little trip to IKEA and look for more quilt-friendly furniture!!

Bezzie said...

Holy cow, I didn't think the border would be that elaborate! Daaaaang!

As to how to quilt it? Hmmmmm....Yeah I'd have to brew on that one too. I'll talk to you in 9 mos. with an idea okay? ;-)

Magatha said...

It's a beauty and so very you!

Now for the hard part.

T said...

I really like 3! Anyway nothing is ever too big for anything you can always figure it out!!!! it is just to gorgeous to even care about it!!!!!!

Nancy D. :) said...

Excellent job! Did you just feel like doing pink or does it match something (like your room)? It's interesting how people decide on color/pattern, so thought I'd ask for the fun of it. Of course I don't know how you would reply to me. See you 8/19!
Nancy D. :)