Monday, December 1, 2008

The Next Step


Well, I finally made it downtown last Sunday and bought a king sized batting - 120" x 120" - for $75! I haven't paid attention to the price of batting when I've bought it in the past, but this time I was surprised. Luckily, I will be able to make many many quilts from this large piece, so it will be worth it. I don't think I've bought batting for almost a year now, so I guess I shouldn't sweat it.

Many have asked the size of this latest quilt, and I don't like to state that until it's finished because it will shrink in the binding and quilting stage, but I measured it anyway. It is 40.25" x 36.75". For now.

Next will be the binding. I plan on doing the usual: the escape hatch finish. Then I can begin quilting it. Unfortunately, I have some obligations at my daughter's school this week, so I'm not sure how much time I can put into the quilt. This is frustrating as last week didn't see much work getting done on it, either - except for Tuesday, when I finished it. Hurry up and wait.

5 comments:

chanakiko said...

This quilt reminds me of your quilt you made back in January 2007.

Melody said...

O Brooke! Had I known you needed batting, I would have sent you home with a bunch. I have so many still in the potting shed. The quilt looks wonderful, no surprise there.

Carmen Rose said...

Wow, beautiful! And fun to scroll back and see the "how" to the "wow!"

CB said...

You have such a gift with colours. Whenever I'm stuck with colour combinations/ co-ordinations, I can just come to your blog!

Quilts by Lisa said...

Oh my! This is a glorious quilt. I love the colors. Absolutely brilliant! It makes me happy. :)