Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It is BIGGER Than I Thought

Back last fall sometime, I was asked -no,  commanded- to be in a signature quilt block swap. We each made 12 signature blocks and sent them to the hostess. Then, in December, she sent each of us one from eveyone in the swap. I was thinking "Great! this will be a lap quilt that I can make for myself."


A couple of days ago I started cutting sashing strips and putting it together. Tonight I finished it. When I went to hang it so I could take a photo, WHAM it hit me. This is a lot bigger than my usual lap quilt.
It is BIGGER Than I Thought
Now I am wondering if I can wrestle it thru the machine to quilt it. It is approximately 48" by 68" which I know is not huge, but it is more than I have done in one piece before. I have done a quilt in two or three pieces, quilted those pieces, then joined it together into one big quilt. This time, I can't do that without messing up the overall look with the sashing.

Now I had plans for the backing on this too. Hmmm, those plans may have to change. Or else I will have to add something to it.

Ah, no worries, it will all work out eventually. By the way, I love the way it looks. Thanks to all the other participants in the swap



15 comments:

Pat said...

Good job, Gene........I knew you'd have bright colors...and I'm sure you will figure out how to quilt it quicker than I'll figure out how to quilt MINE. LOL

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

stitching in the ditch would be easy on this, or easier I should say. Can't wait to see what you deciede

Barb said...

I like how yours turned out....

Needled Mom said...

Those are big! The blues and oranges are really big this year.

tango's trash & treasures said...

Wow nice job!! I love how you did the sashing!!

Linda B said...

You have put your "signature" on this very nicely. Love the colorful sashing. This turned our so well.

joanne lendaro said...

The layout of the sashing is cool!! Love it!!

Barbara said...

Very colorful, as always. We can count on you to brighten things up -- very, very nice!

ooglebloops said...

The sashing really makes it!! It is wonderful!!!!Now if I could only get to mine.....!!!!

Rae Ann said...

The quilt has such great colors and I love how you put it all together with the great sashing.

Royce said...

Very nice Gene, great looking quilt. Good luck quilting it too. I've not done anything that big either. Like you a lap quilt is my largest so far. Can't wait to hear how it works out. Might want to look into the clips they sell to help the quilt stay rolled up, I'd think they would be better than tons of safety pins, but I"ve not tried them yet. I have my layout planned and hope to start putting mine together within the next few weeks.

Shar said...

You did a great job! I really like the bright colors and the way you put the sashing together.

Corrie said...

What a great swap...it would be cool to see how everyone else is sashing their's. I like the brights.

Em said...

I love the blue sashing, it really stands out!

fabricartist21 said...

Nice Job Gene!!