Memories: The Quilt That Ate My Apartment.
Tue, Sep 7 2010 5:31 PM
Last night I sat on the couch at my mom's house, binding this quilt:
This is a picture from back in July when I was still working on the top, of course. I hadn't put the borders on yet. Once I had it done, I sent it off to be longarmed by the truly talented and gifted Debbie Treusch. What she did with this quilt will make your jaw drop to your pumps. It's incredible, really. She took a quilt that was pretty awesome and made it a work of art.
But the quilt ate my house, and for that I may never forgive it. It's huge. It's like 100 x 1,000 or something. Each cross block has 73 pieces in it and there are 20 of those; the setting pieces have fewer pieces but are just as big. The instructions, which I got from one of my mom's books, Fat Quarter Friendly, called for an inner border, but to be totally honest by the time I got to the borders, I was ready to send this puppy to bed. So it would be even bigger, but I ran out of juice.
Here's a picture of me, without makeup mind you, being eaten up. Seriously, I couldn't get around it to get to the kitchen.
I'll post pictures soon of the finished quilting and the binding, and the finished quilt, which should be done tonight*. Perhaps I'll find my missing sock? And that important file folder of documents? And my favorite lip gloss? There are all kinds of things missing since I began this little production number...
*Look for "Memories" to be featured on an upcoming episode of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting!