Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sooooo Big

I remember not so long ago when a little boy would hold out his arms when I would say "sooo big." And now he can do this in our archway:

But his arms are still not long enough to hold up this quilt for me - nor are hubby's.  And with the clothesline down for the winter, I don't have a really good place to hang things up for photos - so I had to tack this up to the ceiling.  I reached up as high as I could reach - and it is still grazing the floor.

The final dimensions on this one are 85x96.

I was having a hard time getting a straight on shot - my cutting table was in the way - and I was pressed back up against the eaves on the opposite wall.  I really could have used a panorama setting on my camera for this one!

I've still got a lot of work ahead of me to finish this one up - though I am really appreciating having my set-in sewing table setup - just the top alone on this one is heavy with all the seams in it.  I don't know if I really could have gotten it to this point as easily with the setup I had in 2010 when this project was started.  It would be done -but I think the air in the attic would be a lot bluer!!

Each one of those colored squares is 2" and I'd have to check the pattern to give you the final count of just how many there are.

In a future post, we will take a stroll down memory lane and I will show you some of the fabrics that found their way into this one.

7 comments:

Jean(ie) said...

wow. that's amazing
(sigh) You raise em, feed em, love em, and they grow :-)

Jennifer said...

Awesome quilt! Is this one for you?

Anonymous said...

another beautiful creation Reg!

Judy D in WA said...

That is fabulous!

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Fantastic! Congrats on finishing the top!

AnnieO said...

Cute kiddo! My little boy grew up to 6'4" :)

Beautiful quilt! Plenty of room for a family to snuggle under when complete.

Frances said...

What a beautiful scrap quilt. A great scrap buster.