Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy birthday, Sweet Girl! King Size is HUGE!!!

Sunday I started the preparations to quilt Jamie's king size quilt.  It took almost 3 hours to prep the backing and get everything ready for quilting.  It requires more fabric that one imagines and on the ironing board it seemed to go forever.
Monday morning I loaded everything into the machine and realized that this quilt was too big for my machine to do edge to edge with the panto because the quilt was really edge to edge in the frame.  With Jamie's consent I did loops because all she really wanted was some texture and because they were able to fit.  It took me about 5 hours and 5 bobbins to complete the process of actually quilting. Afterwards her father consented to help me muscle the whole thing so that I could trim the edges in preparation for the binding.  Tonight I will set up extra table space and attach the binding, but Jamie gets the opportunity to complete the hand sewing portion. 

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