It's fun working like this, I'm pretty much just winging it and seeing how it develops as I go. Pretty exciting! I've got a bit to go as this will eventually be a king size quilt, but I've got all my strip sets sewn, so technically it is halfway finished - just have to do all the vertical sections :) Well, truthfully, it's halfway done if you don't count adding borders, quilting and binding! It's going to be gorgeous, though. I found the perfect border fabric and backing, too (love fabricdepot.com)
I've been nursing a bad back the last few days, thanks to missing the bottom step while carrying a tote full of quilts down stairs. I landed hard on my knees and gave my back a big jolt, so it hasn't been happy with me. Unfortunately I've been too uncomfortable to quilt, but I think I should be back on my game by the weekend.
Before my tumble I did take a bunch of quilts outside to take new pictures. I was happy - had some nice early morning light and no wind! When I brought them in I realized that my Christmas stars quilt had a spot on the back from it's time as a shop sample. I decided the quilt needed to be washed so I used some soap and water to work on the spot, then set the quilt by the washer to wait for the load in it to be done. When I checked back I saw that there were red spots on the back of my quilt! I realized that the red batik on the other side was bleeding through where it got wet from my spot cleaning - yikes! I grabbed a color catcher sheet and threw the quilt in the washing machine, crossing my fingers very anxiously. When the rinse cycle was finished I was delighted to see a very deep pink color catcher sheet and a perfectly unmarked quilt! Woohoo! After drying it I was so pleased with the crinkly texture of the quilt - I just love a washed quilt. Beautiful!
And tonight I found the perfect pattern for a special quilt that is 3 years overdue - so even though I haven't done a lot of quilting this week, I've made a lot of progress with other quilt related chores. I can't wait to get back to my sewing machine and sew a lot of stitches!
Linking up to the Quiltsy Team blog - come by and see what some other quilters have been up to this week!