Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How to Sandwich A Quilt

First, drug cats.
Excellent. Then clear out some space and have mindless TV on in background (I do believe this was 'wipeout').

Lay out bottom fabric and tape in place. Fix and shuffle continuously till it's perfect.
Scream at cats who are now high as kites and are tearing around the apartment like mad and repeat previous steps a few times.
Lay batting on top of quilt and place finished quilt on top. Pin, shoo cat, pin some more, fix, shoo cat, fix, more pins, yell at cat, get scratched, get band-aid, pin some more, fix, take pins away from kitten, pin, and then you are done.

Now sit back and wonder how the hell you are ever going to get these layers sewn together.

Just a little size comparison of cat there for you.

Finished quilt, so far layers un-sewn, but hey, dudes, I freaking finished the front.
Next time it's nice out and I can steal a neighbour I'll get some good shots in the sun. And when I figure out how to sew this together now (it's 79 by 64 inches) I'll take a photo all snuggled up in it.



ms. modiste said...

Yay! It looks so good! Well done! (Also, I identify with the cat issues, lol.)

I've found it's a bit easier if you pull the backing taut and tape it to the floor. That's what we always do with all the quilts at my annual quilting bee and it works like a charm... keeps the whole thing from sliding around! (Not sure what affect this has on the final product, if any.)

Jenn said...

HOLY HELL!! Nicely done!

Note to you: don't sew cat into quilt. Trust me, it won't end well.

(my word verification starts with 'wool')

Anonymous said...

It's glorious! I love it.

Oh, and yeah, quilting a beast that big on a home machine is a labour of love. :) Be strong!

Mom said...

Oh my, Leone. How beautiful is your quilt. I love what you decided to do with the border. I know a lot of angst went into the final decision. Very good choice. I laughed at laughed at the kitty antics and your response. The main part of the quilt is just simply AMAZING!!!!! Can't wait to see it again in person.
Love Mom

rachel said...

i can't believe it's almost done! it's amazing :)

Louisa said...

The top is fabulous! Be brave with the quilting now. Can't wait to see it actually completed and you under it!

Couldn't you have locked the cats in the bathroom and just lived with their caterwauling (love that word!) for the duration? Might have saved some time and a few bandaids anyhow.