I am attempting to finish a large project this month. I really want to finish "Easy Street", which is a Bonnie Hunter mystery from 2012. It looks a little more frenetic in this photo than it actually is in real life.
But this project is a large quilt for me to tackle on my domestic machine. It measures 85" square at the moment, and once I add a border it will be over 90". I was thinking of sending it out for large arm quilting, but the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to quilt it myself.
Cue the positive self talk...
I can do this!
I sure can!
I always tell my machine quilting students that "whether you believe you can or you believe you can't, you are right".
I already have the batting cut, the thread ready (lime green of course), the wide backing washed, and I have figured out the quilting strategy, so I'm ready to go. But first I want to add a scrappy border around the quilt top, since it is heavily pieced right up to the edge, and it's hard not to lose the block points when there isn't a border. I learned this tip when binding Angel Solstice.
Here's the plan:
*one week to do cut, sew, and attach the border - no procrastinating (you know how I dislike attaching borders to large quilts!!)
*one week to pin baste
*one week to machine quilt
*one week to hand bind
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