Design wall Monday
It’s been absolutely ages since I participated in one of Judy’s design wall Mondays, but I’m back home, back quilting, and happy to be involved! Down on my design floor today I have a few more blocks assembled for the monster quilt (118 x 118) and the rows are being assembled as I go, so I can pick it up and move it out of the way as I progress… I have no floor space that large!
This will be the largest quilt I’ve ever made, as I’m more of a wallhanging/throw quilter. I’m a little nervous about a king size batting being large enough though. Quilter’s Dream batting in king size are 122 x 122, and I’ve never attempted to use a batting so close to the top size, but the girls over on the APQS forum assure me it will be okay if I’m careful as I roll up the quilt.
It will be six pieced blocks across and down. I designed this one so that it could be custom quilted fairly quickly, as I’m in a bit of a time crunch to finish it, especially once Jim gets back home and we start working on the land again.
My EQ representation, which changed several times! I can’t wait to start working on burgundy side!
And my proposed quilting motifs. I may change them, but I like this pretty well and will probably stick with it. The world should come to a standstill and take a moment of silence here, because I never plan anything this far in advance! The thread colors are just so you can see the motifs.
I need to be able to get two blocks a day done, and piece each row and sashing row as they are finished to meet my deadline. That’s a lot of sewing for one day, so I probably won’t make my self-imposed deadline, but that’s the goal anyway. I know most people would chain piece all the half square triangles first, then build the blocks assembly line process, but I never work that way, I do each quilt a block at a time and I doubt I will ever change my method. I need the gratification of seeing my plan take shape, plus it affords me the opportunity to change something early if I don’t like what I see.