Monday, January 3, 2011

I quilted the biggest quilt I ever quilted!

Sounds impressive, but all the while I worked on it I couldn't help but hear my dad's voice saying "never do a job half-assed!" I started this project about four months ago and was getting tired of looking at it folded up, not being used. And I was sort of getting tired of looking at it in general. I want to move on to new things but also not let my WIPs (works in progress) pile up unfinished.

Somewhere in the middle of all that jumbled mess I sat and wrestled this beast!

I chose to do a large meandering quilting pattern, but I can't help but wonder if it was more of an effort to be done with it and not have to look at it anymore than to enhance the project itself. Overall I'm happy that (once bound) it will be be used and appreciated for actually covering the whole bed (unlike the quilts we use now), but I just don't feel as excited about it now as when I first started it in September. I've been thinking about the relationships that we have with the quilts we make. You invest tons of time and money into it and sometimes the relationship loses its spark and sometimes it turns into something better than you imagined! Has your relationship with a quilt ever grown, or diminished, with time?

At least someone likes it! :)

Thanks for looking! (and sorry for such poor lighting in these photos!)


  1. I totally get what you mean - with my Tufted Tweets quilt - I ran out of Medium Gray three times, so I kept having to put it aside and it took me much longer to complete the top than it should have. Now I am sick of it. I think your quilt is GORGEOUS and you did a good job quilting it. Good for you to tackle such a big job!

  2. That looks great! I love the colors!

    I made a quilt for my landlady this summer and I definitely had a love-hate relationship with it, mostly bordering on the hate. I made the mistake of using two different brands of charm packs and the stretchiness of one fabric made the whole thing go horribly wrong. I regretted almost every decision I made in regards to that quilt and was happy to get it out of my house!

  3. Congrats on quilting it in your machine! Was it like wrestling an alligator the whole time?

    I love the pic of buddy scrawled across it.

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