Monday, February 16, 2009

Who knew??

Who knew you could quilt a quilt on the longarm using muslin instead of batting!!! As per my clients very adamant request, I reluctantly tried it and without too much difficulty I managed to quilt the beast. I say beast because this quilt was made out of flannel, top and bottom and was 116in square and weighed a darn ton. I had to get DH to come down to the studio and help me fold it when I'd finished. I can't imagine what it would have weighed had I quilted it with batting instead. For the quilting, I did a freehand loose meander all over and outlined each appliqued heart with a squiggly line. I hope the client likes it and appreciates how much I fretted over her quilt. I'm hoping this was the first and the last time for a muslin middle as it was difficult to try to work in any fullness with no batting to soak it up in.

3 comments:

Quilt Nut said...

WOW! that is one HUGE quilt Jenn! you did a fabulous job on it

Joyce said...

I just wonder who is going to sleep under something so big and heavy???

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Oh my gosh! Betcha that baby is going to be very warm!