After talking to a friend about my new found love of sewing and making quilts (okay just two so far) she said she’d always wanted one and would I make her one for her bed. The only snag – she has a super king size bed (6 foot wide).
Well the name of my blog says it all – I’m just Sew Ambitious, I couldn’t turn down this scale of challenge! I found a pattern I thought would be fairly straight forward to make on the Accuquilt site.
There were several challenges with this quilt:
- Finding various fabrics which were the right colour for the quilt
- Finding space to work out which blocks would go where – I wanted to ensure that no blocks were repeated in each row. See photo below for how I did this!
- Sheer size of the quilt! Basting it was epic and I ran out of pins twice! I think I now have 300 pins for basting.
- Quilting it. The size of the quilt was quite daunting and I really am no good at free motion quilting so I opted to quilt in diagonal lines across the quilt. This was actually quite effective.
I also didn’t have enough backing fabric so had to improvise. The back of the quilt ended up a bit of a happy accident.
The photo above shows the finished quilt on my friend’s bed. She is very happy with it.
I loved completing this project. I would love to do another on this scale one day.