If you've been following my blog you know I am going to quilt a monsterously big quilt for Jenny. It's about 117" on all sides. Heck, Ruthie only has 122" of leader so this is really pushing it! So it began today. This is the quilt top with its zipper on ready to roll on to the top bar. Next, rolled up on the top bar. It sure doesn't seem all that big but wait until I start rolling the finished quilt onto the take up bar. I may have to turn this baby to finish it all.
Raggs wanted to help by stealing the end of the zipper but I convinced him not to. So he's decided to be in charge of quality control.I'm pinning the zipper to one end of the backing. Ugh -- Miss Jenny needs to prepare her backings a bit better... but she was about to go on vacation when she got all this stuff together. (I told her she'd be charged extra for the squaring up of the backing and removing the selvedges. 8-) )
UGH! The backing had to be ironed -- all 15,876 square inches of it. (sounds more that way, doesn't it!)
It is now hanging over the upstairs bannister waiting for me to put it on Ruthie tomorrow. I was too tired this evening after my library volunteer time.
For those of you who might be awaiting the photo of the finished Inchie ornament I'm sorry to disappoint you. I was in such a hurry to finish it and get it in the mail before pick up I forgot to take a picture. So, maybe I will make the extra little pieces into a matching ornament and show a photo of that. Don't hold your breath. I've got a zillion other things to do before that gets tackled.
I'm off to bed and dreaming about the fantastic quilting that will be going all over the monster quilt!