And the Honeycomb quilt size has been determined.
95″w x 101″l. That’s a queen for a 20″ deep mattress, when it tucks under the pillow, not over it. Well, that is what I came up with, anyway.
And as huge as it is… It is still one row short. Meaning while it still needs its center seam stitched, the bottom row has to be removed. Because it is a special row. With half hexies. Then the extra row added and the *special* row returned to its rightful place. Me, who always makes *everything* too big, because bigger is somehow better, cut this one short. Bah, at least I cut too many hexies, that’s all I can say….
I’m back at it. It has been my focus this week. The design came to me during a meditative/dream session back in February. Really. I pondered it all of March, while traveling, and put most of it together in April. I am just now getting back to it. Still working on the name.
It is made up of Kona cotton solids from leftover projects. I am machine quilting it.
After attempting to hand quilt it.
I tried. I tried hard.
I couldn’t get the density, of quilting, I was looking for with a needle and thread. I recently picked up some Quilters Dream batting, to try, and quickly realized the difference in batting. I’ve used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 for years and years and never thought about using something else until it came up in for discussion at Celebrate Hand Quilting. Well, Quilters Dream is lovely for machine quilting, but for hand? It takes me back to about 4 stitches per inch and it’s not pretty! But I am loving the looks of it with machine quilting. If I was a more proficient free motion quilter it would be a whole lot faster than using an even feed foot and constantly turning the quilt, sometimes as often as every 1/4″ back and forth, back and forth. But I like the intentional movement I am creating using the even feed. Not sure that is possible any other way. I will persevere. This one is about 49″ square.
Hopefully I’ll have it finished by this time next week. Need to decide on and make the binding, on top actually finishing the quilting. And weaving in all those pesky threads… Can’t forget all the tails…
What are you up to this week?