I FINALLY got a chance to turn my Grand Illusion quilt top into a sandwich. Grand Illusion was the 2014 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. My top was finished back in January but since it measures 80 inches square, layering was delayed. Until I was able to lay it out on the Michigan house tile floor.
Oh, I had brought it up a time or two but once neglected to grab the backing and the other time, I only had a smaller batting with me. DUH!!
The planets and stars finally aligned, the backing was pieced and laid out. The backing was little out of square and might be a little short (I'll deal with that later).
|This is the wrong side - the right side is bright green & yellow.|
The pieced section is made from the border units I chose not to add to the front.
And the top was positioned and the pinning started. I pinned and pinned and pinned. I had help from Drake. And then I ran out of pins... WHAT?!!
I couldn't run to the store - it was rather late in the evening and the nearest store, that *might* have the curved pins and be open, was twenty minutes away. No way I would be able to run there, grab the pins (if they had them), drive back and then finish the pinning. I couldn't move the quilt. I could barely keep Drake from walking all over it.
The next day, the pins were secured, the sandwiching complete and the quilt moved to a much safer place off the floor. Next up is the machine quilting on it - it needs to be done before the 2015 Mystery Quilt begins on Black Friday. You'll be seeing my progress on it over the next month or so.