Saturday, October 24, 2015

Whew! Quilting Is Hard Work

Really, it is!  My back is very sore but that should not surprise me since I quilted a whole quilt today.  Thank goodness that quilt is only about 50 inches square.  Any larger and I would not have made it.

Can you tell what it is?  Here are a couple of hints: it's really heavy, it's not the usual cotton, and it's got some very unusual colors and design.  

I'm in the middle of making a Dresden Plate tie quilt for a customer.  I actually began this project last weekend, but I did not get very far.

I was above my head in measuring and making the ties fit the quilt. Today my darling husband came in and did the math. It turns out that the math wasn't so hard.  Apparently I was on the right path but stopped too soon.

This is one of those times that I'm really grateful that I have such a large work table.  I spread the gray backing down on the table, found the centers on both side, and started laying ties down.  We did lots of adjusting to get the points even, and I had to trim down the center quite a bit, but in the end it worked out.

Then I loaded the long-arm and got busy.  It was difficult stitching down the ties, but once those were finished, the rest went quickly. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get to trim the edges, prepare and sew on the binding, then just close up the center.  It would be nice to have this project finished before we leave for Houston later in the week.  
Are you coming to Houston?  

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