It almost always happens like that - suddenly and overwhelmingly. An idea takes hold and I'm a slave to creativity, then I get bored with the project...well, not really bored. I think it's more that the Muse has left and I can go no further on that particular project until the Muse deigns to make another appearance. I decided to make the Pink and Green Quilt last year around this time, collected my fabric between then and the start of 2007. I managed to get a good start on it in April. And today, I'm happy to announce...
THE TOP IS DONE!I was on such a roll last night that I finished the last 7 rows and started the frame around the center medallion. Then this morning, I free motion quilted the medallion on to the top and it was done!
I knew it would be big, but I don't think I was fully prepared to see the actual finished size! It's slightly larger than a king. Which means that I have absolutely no place to lay it flat in order to sandwich and pin it the 3 layers!
As soon as the Mail Man arrives, ending my impatient wait for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I'm heading to the Lake with this beauty of a quilt top where it will be spread across my Mother's living room floor (the only room in either of our houses that will accomodate the size - well it was either that or my sister's garage floor...and that's just a little too dirty). Of course, finishing this quilt will have to wait until Harry has been read (which would normally take 3 days of nonstop reading, but I have to work on Monday and Tuesday - ugh!).
Have a great rest of the weekend and to those who share in the Harry Potter love, happy reading!