Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Texas Braid on Deck

This is the same picture I used in an earlier post.  Posts w/o pics are not very fun to read, are they?  I laid this lovely number on my bed today in anticipation of quilting it.  It ended up being two rows too wide.  Too wide as in it hung down too far on both sides of the bed.  Too wide as in it would not fit on my quilt frame.  Too wide as in...well, you get the picture.

Rachel graciously offered her assistance in removing two rows.  I think I'll chop those 110" long rows into smaller pieces and make a baby quilt.  I have another 30-some" row that I can add to it.

Anyway...I am debating with myself about how to quilt it.  Because of the orientation of the rows, I cannot quilt it the way I want on my frame.  I am considering basting it on the frame with the HQ and then using my domestic machine to quilt it.  Yes.  Sounds crazy, doesn't it?  That way the layers won't shift.  It will save my back.  I enjoy free motion quilting on my domestic machine.

I'll fill you in on the details later.

I accomplished a little work on another (two) secret projects tonight before leaving for church.  Check out my secret blog.  If you don't know the page, email me for it.

~Joan

2 comments:

Leeanne said...

Joan that is truly stunning and what a whopper! What are the measurements?

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

When you get it all set up on the frame and are quilting with your DSM, why don't you post a picture of it. Sounds interesting! Am I eligible to view your secret projects? Good idea to have a separate blog for that.