Coffee & Sunshine


This is by far the biggest quilt I’ve ever made; it’s approximately 84″ square-ish. The workmanship is of dubious quality, but I have to say I love the colors, and it was really fun just winging it the whole way.

For example: all the cutting was done without a template. I think I used pins a grand total of three times. Everything was done by eye, and as a result there are some pretty gnarly seams and a few places where I just plain screwed up. I’ll probably have to go back and restitch some things at some point (my sewing machine was acting up a bit too).

The back is also pieced, in a sort of rectangly nine-patch. The angular quilting looks pretty sweet on the simpler back, if I do say so myself.

As is almost always the case, despite the free-wheeling nature of this effort, the whole thing took a whole lot longer than I expected. I imagined I was just going to whip the thing up in a day and half. It ended up taking more like three and a half days (and that’s with utilizing minimum attention to detail). My respect for people who do REAL quilting has grown in the process. I am Ms. Ridiculously Slapdash and I bow before the true craftspeople out there.

We are forecast to have a snowstorm tonight and tomorrow, so I’m pleased to have domesticated the pep and daylight that may be lacking for the next 48 hours. And I’m definitely looking forward to all the snuggling I’ll be doing underneath it over the next ten days!


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3 Responses to Coffee & Sunshine
  1. Patrick
    December 25, 2010 | 5:35 pm

    Merry Christmas, Sis!

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