Yesterday morning I knew I only had about 20 minutes of quilting left to do on Floral Fantasy so instead of my normal morning routine of doing nothing but catching up on blogs and drinking coffee I sat at the frame and quilted. Always such a nice feeling to know it is time to take the quilt off of the frame. I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Crazy Mom Quilts.
On the floor to trim off the excess.
One the table while I was squaring up edges. Now on to the binding which I might get one today and ready for the hand stitching.
Of course we all know I do not like an empty frame so by about noon I got busy on Diamonds are Forever and skipped the fitness center routine – I knew I would get a work out at home. I didn’t get this done until almost 3 in the afternoon.
The top on the back bar and out of the way.
The backing on the front bar and the center.
I forgot to take a photo after I got the batting on the center and front bar – I was getting a bit frustrated at that point as I found I had to trim my backing just a little more and needed to take it off the frame and on to the floor to trim to size correctly — luckily it was too big – which seeing as I had folded the backing and batting together I knew they both needed to be trimmed as they were the same size – which was too wide for the cloth that it gets tacked to. All of this took a bit more time than I had thought it would. Finally here is the huge quilt on the quilting frame and ready to quilt. Before quilting it is 105 inches wide by 102 long.
Y’all are going to get tired of this one by time it is done – this is going to take more than 2 or 3 months LOL. I am not sure how I will quilt the first border ideas are going through my head – I really doubt I will get started for another day or two at the earliest (which is already sooner than I said I would).
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