A never ending cycle in this house. As soon as I take one quilt off of the quilting frame another is always waiting in line to get on it.
Joseph’s Coat officially came off of the quilting frame last night. I put it on the frame June 2 and took it off November 6 – I was gone one month of that time – so it took 4 months to quilt it!! pretty good – that is very fast for me. This year my goal was to get done hand quilting two queen size quilts and I did it with 2 months to spare.
Joseph’s Coat was hand pieced and hand quilted. I didn’t keep track of time during the piecing but I’m sure it was over 200 hours for sure and probably closer to 300 hours. Hand quilting it though went very fast – just under 111 hours. I will be putting the binding on these scallops by hand – I will show the finished quilt then. For now – here it is off the frame and was ready for me to get it all trimmed down which I did last night – all that excess backing and batting on the sides is off and ready to start the binding – maybe tomorrow or by the weekend.
You might have forgot what the backing fabric was on this:
This morning I worked on getting the Bow Tie Medallion quilt on the frame – and it is there – took a couple hours. I’m always glad to get that chore done – it is a chore believe me. It goes faster with two people but I have rarely had help and have it down to working fairly good with just me doing it. I also cleaned out underneath the quilt frame while I was at it and have things re-stacked – believe me this is cleaned up I got rid of a shelving unit that was collecting up dust, put all the tote bags inside another large tote bag and moved things around a little bit.
This is the variegated thread I will be using on this quilt. I had one complete spool and another that had just a little bit off of it so I do believe it will be enough. King Tut # 983 – various shades of brown.
I’m not sure how I am going to be quilting this quilt. I have a stack of stencils to look through. I have not had much of any plan in mind for it. Normally I look at it for a day or two while I work on some other projects and then get started – which is what I plan on doing with this one as well. I have a lot stencils here to look at. I can rule out the big ones right away – the border is only 5 inches on this quilt – I will probably do a grid on the border and maybe a stencil for the areas in the bow ties that have room to work something in. I’ll let you know when I get started on it.
For now – I think I will work on the Patchwork of the Crosses today and maybe Common Bride as well – I have a lot of star blocks to do on that one.