After my friend died awhile back, I needed a big project to immerse myself into, but not big enough to where I'd have to think too hard. Just about at the same time, I noted that AmandaJean (crazymomquilts) had started a 2" bed sized quilt and it seemed the perfect answer to my dilemma.
First I had to cut my 2 1/2 inch squares and that, in itself, seemed to take forever.....(and this isn't all of them).
Then, I sewed one white square to each colored one and separated them by color. (Cookie sheets come in handy for things other than baking cookies. LOL)
Here they are in sewn strips hanging over my kitchen chair before I sewed them all together. After that, it went to the quilt shop to be quilted, but not before I went to Target and bought a single queen flat sheet ($9.99) to use as the backing. (My long arm lady told me that more and more people are doing this because of the increasing cost of fabric.)
After three weeks I got it back to bind and I cheated this time and used the sewing machine to bind the whole thing since I have other projects going on and knew I'd kill my hands doing the binding by hand on this beauty. (68x94 inches).
And here it is. I had to talk my wonderful quilt hanger guy aka "my hubby" into getting on a ladder to show the whole thing and it's a good thing he has a long reach otherwise he couldn't have held it all. LOL
So.........my first big quilt of 2010.....and who knows, maybe the last? I'm not so nuts about making big quilts so much anymore for some reason. I think it's because my quilt hanger guy is home all the time now and I don' have the room and time like I used to. No worries though..........I am into something else new........and you just might like that too.