incarceration, I mean wonderful days spent in my machine quilting room are almost over! This is my reward for four and a half days of machine quilting. I am one happy camper!
One set of borders. I call these Gail's border since my sister Gail made all of the blocks for me.
I first started this quilting marathon almost one week ago, and I do mean marathon, not a sprint. When I decided to quilt in each of the little 1" squares, I didn't do the math. There are 640 individually quilted squares in the Double X blocks. Had I calculated that in the beginning, I may have changed my mind on how I was going to quilt this. I'm actually delighted now that I didn't change my mind. If you had asked me that last Thursday, I would have looked at you cross-eyed!
My task today is to turn the quilt, and machine quilt the side red, and then rust colored borders.
My back is scrappy. I cut up all of my left over fabrics into large squares and sewed them all back together. I love to use what I have, and just about every scrap was incorporated in the back.
After I finish machine quilting the sides, I will attack the miles of binding. The quilt is 94" x 94"......that's a ton of binding. My arm is starting to ache just thinking about it. The minute the hanging sleeve and label are finished, this quilt is shipping to the East Coast for a photo shoot for Marcus Fabric. The yummy fabrics are Conestoga Crossing by Pam Buda. As far as I know, we will be kitting this quilt at In Between Stitches exactly as you see it here. I will also be teaching the class in the near future at In Between Stitches. I guess it would help to finish the pattern writing first!
It's a very rainy Sunday morning here in California. We may wash away during the rain or shine flag football game today. Time to get out the yellow rain slicker.....again.