Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I just read Kate's blog http://kate-life-in-pieces.blogspot.com/ and remembered it was Tuesday and I've not posted the 15 minute challenge for a long time.  Well, I've been on vacation for 8 days so that's one excuse.

I've been working like mad on the auction quilt I began in January and by burning the midnight oil, the top is finished!  I spent at least an hour or two every day this past week working on it--except for the weekend when we had Lily and Tessa here most of the time. 

Anyway, the top is done and I did a final measurement to see how much batting and backing I'll need, and that darn thing has grown from a double/queen as intended to a king!  Now I have to quilt it on my DSM!  Yikes!  I've done a king quilt on that machine once before so I know it can be done, but I also know my shoulders will take a beating doing this!  When I finished the other King, I felt like a linebacker for the GB packers!  I also know that I'm not going to do any real fancy stitching on this quilt--too much mass to manage on the home machine.  I figured out a simple loopy design to do in every triangle piece that should be easy as well as good looking.  Hey, isn't that what I said 40 years ago that I wanted in a husband?  :o)

Anyway, my sewing machine has been working a lot and will continue to do so until this thing is finished and on the auction block in June.


  1. you have been VERY busy~!!~can hardly wait to see the finished quilt~!


  2. I was just thinking we need to get together. How about not this weekend but the next. I hear you need some backing for a king size quilt.

  3. Good luck with getting the auction quilt done. I made a quilt for a school auction a few years ago, nothing like hard deadlines to encourage to get a project done.