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.