Oh dear. Have you ever had to make a quilt for a friend, and they’re all like, “I have a double [full]-sized bed. That’s not too big, is it?” And you’re like, “Noooo, not a problem at all! That’s really not that big of a quilt to make. Don’t worry about it.” So then the next logical thing to do is decide to make said quilt out of 1.5″ squares. Seriously, you must be an amazing friend to do that to yourself. And just when you are chain-piecing your bleeding fingers off, you re-examine your design and realise you aren’t actually making a double. A queen? You wish. No, no, no. You’ve gone and designed a freakin’ mega-king and now there’s no turning back.
Well, my dear Glitterati, I can say I have done all of those things. Apparently my D has a mind of its own, and it wanted to be king-sized. It’s currently 108″ (2.75m) square: should I add some borders?! You best be knowin’ that’s a rhetorical question! This evening I finished up the quilt back, and while I don’t love-love-love it, this bitch is gonna have to do!
First, I sold all of the furniture so I could expand my design floor. You gotta do what you gotta do. I then used the left over scraps of Constellations from the front, yardage of Color Me Retro, a mottled blue from the Magic Suitcase, and this amazing Disney comic print from Japan. I’m certain I would venture into love-love-love territory if the Disney print was white, rather than cream. Let’s hope the quilting magically changes its colour.
I haven’t had a full reveal of the front because I’m still trying to find seventeen people who can hold it up for me while I snap a photo. As soon as I do, you’ll be the first to know!
Sometimes the process happens to you, rather the other way around. Sigh.