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April 26th, 2009


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polarpaw
05:01 pm - My 2nd big project
When I started quilting I told all my kids that I would hand piece and hand quilt a king size quilt for each of them. I have 3 kids and have completed one. This is the second one. This is just the top, I finished it this afternoon, it has taken me 3 years to get this much done. I still need to quilt it but will probably wait until fall since the batting is wool from a local farm that raises sheep. Plan to pin baste it tomorrow in case I get inspired to work on it sooner.

Finished top for Jen
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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Date:April 27th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
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I made it in horizontal strips. I started in the middle, stitched about 6 x 8 rows then added about 4-6 rows out from the completed center each time I finished a section until it was the size that I wanted it to be. The half square triangle blocks are 2 1/2 inches completed.

My living room is just big enough to lay out a king size quilt to baste. But it is almost too small to lay out pieces. If I had pieced it all at one time it would have gone from wall to wall and I would have had to move all the furniture out!

I really like your quilting pattern for your king size bedspread. I was wanting to do something similar with this quilt. My oldest daughter (the one that is getting this quilt) thinks it looks like a vortex. So I wanted to do something that would give that impression (or a wind storm, stormy water). The bat has no scrim so I will have no choice but to quilt it more densely than I normally do.

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