Thursday, December 18, 2014
I did get a project finished during my hiatus from blogging. Yea, me! I had made it a goal to finish the Monster Quilt this year before the weather got cold so I buckled down and got to work.
I'll probably never quilt a quilt this large again and will plan to do so in sections that are then joined together. Too bad I didn't figure that trick out before this top was completed.
Because of the size and amount of fabric that needed management while quilting, I did ditch-work, which is incredibly BOR-ing to me. I wanted to do something different on the outer border and opted for a big loop design. It's the first time I've done a loop like this and the loops are not perfect... but I kept telling myself that finished is better than perfect... and this quilt will never be in a quilt show. And, if it's keeping me warm on a cold winter night, who cares?
To keep up the loop pattern I did a triple loop in the four corners... again, not perfect but who cares? The backing is a vintage Jinny Beyer blender, gifted to me by a friend who started quilting in the '80s and no longer does so. I'll remember Carlene every time I see this lovely fabric.