This past weekend I diligently worked on Farmhouse Magic. I moved the furniture back and cleaned the floor in preparation for pin basting this large quilt. I think its the biggest one I've worked with so far. I reduced the size of the borders so that it wouldn't be king size as the pattern called for, but its still pretty big.
I started early Saturday with making the backing for the quilt. The backing fabric was 44/45 inch wide, so I pieced it using 3 sections. The center section was 44/45 inches wide with two sections sewn on each side, about 30 inches wide each.
It was hard work, but I was trying to be consistent and really wanted to finish this quilt, so I proceeded on with the pin basting.
I used the sunflower pillow to sit on and kneel on. I get quite a work out when doing this!
Big Brother has a snap on table to be used for quilting, so I got him ready to go.
I am free motion quilting the center of the quilt first. Then I will quilt the borders. Its hard to quilt the center of the quilt because so much of the bulk is rolled up and crammed under the arm of the sewing machine. The next quilt I make will NOT be as big!
I am working on this at least an hour each night this week and hopefully can finish the quilting by the weekend. Then I can make the binding and finish my first quilt of 2011!
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