|You can get an idea of its size thanks to my amazing and helpful model.|
I'd gotten almost all the way through assembly, when I realized that I still had one unused piece lying around. Uh oh. Like with an IKEA dresser, having one piece left after the whole thing's been put together is generally not a good sign.
Can you guess where this mysterious piece goes?
Am I going to take this section of the quilt apart to fix it? HA no way! It's barely noticeable, and definitely won't interfere with this becoming a warm bedspread. Besides, it is meant to be a groovy seventies quilt. If I sat a group of people on this quilt with a bong, I bet they would think the mistake is the coolest part. ("Duuude, did you notice that orange corner was broken?")
This quilt top still needs some ironing, some thread trimming, and some seam reinforcement, but I've been working on it exclusively for so long that I couldn't be happier to dump it onto my unfinished object pile for a little while. In fact, I am sharing it for UFO Sunday at the Free Motion Quilting Project.
For quilting this project, I've gotten three colours of Aurifil thread to experiment with. The part I'm worried about at the moment is batting. My favourite quilt shop has closed temporarily, and the other shop in town doesn't carry the same Hobbs Heirloom batting. Aack! This is my biggest project yet, and I'm not sure how I feel about buying a large amount of a batting I've never tried before. I don't think the quilt shop would give me some small samples to test beforehand. Not sure what to do about this. Should I just choose one that seems similar and hope for the best? Perhaps I should try to find a source online?
One thing is for sure, I'm going to really enjoy working on some other projects for a bit while I figure this out! (Like the quilt back, which is going to be almost as grrovy as the front - you can read more about it here.)