Sunday, December 16, 2012
Okay. This has been a work out. I told Husband to remind me not to make such a big quilt again. I started quilting it yesterday and then spent a marathon quilting the rest of it today. I had the really silly idea to quilt it closely with straight lines. Let's just say they are straight-ish. On such a big quilt, I found it tricky to manage the weight of the quilt and keep perfectly straight. At one point, Husband sat at the end of the long harvest table and used a broomstick to guide the rolled up quilt back onto the centre of the table. It was really quite funny. Our own version of a long arm. The long arm being a broom handle attached to a human.
Then it was time for binding. Years ago, I can remember wondering where quilters got the lovely rolls of binding I would see photographed with quilts. Silly me. So naive. Now I know. You make the stuff and roll it up pretty and then take a picture of it.