Saturday, March 10, 2012

This top needs finishing

This top was done before Christmas and yet it isn't quilted. The backing fabric was bought before Christmas also. I cut the selvages off and need to press the backing and get it pieced together. Then I can get it sandwiched. It is 93X111inches. I should have made it in sections and quilted each section and pieced them together. Oh Well It is what it is and I will have to wrestle with it. This is for my Mother and it is going to be her 84th birthday on April the 1st. It is a dark quilt and yet she doesn't like dark colors. She loved this one when I was making it.

This is the backing fabric. I bought it at a shop for 50% off and bought all they had. It is about 1.5 yards to small, but I have some black prints that I am going to piece on the back. Not a heirloom quilt so a pieced back will work. I have to get the ironing board out and get this fabric pressed. It is washed, but until I use the larger pieces I don't press them. Wish me luck on handling this large monster. Chris


Hettie Pringle said...

I like the colors too but gosh the size of this thing!! You have my very best wishes in struggling through it but..... it can be done.

Exuberant Color said...

that is a big one to wrestle with while quilting. It would almost be worth it to pick apart a seam and do it in 2 sections.