I began this project totally clueless about the size of the end result.  I’m attributing that to my quilting newbie-ish-ness. I had a couple (3 maybe?) charm packs of Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.


I decided that these would be great to make the perfect snuggle quilt, you know the kind you want to snuggle with while reading a book or watching TV.

Slice N Dice

I began slicing and sewing them to make blocks and had a nice stack going.

WIP Wednesday

I sashed each block using Kona cotton in white and then I had rows!  It was my first time doing something this big and I was super excited!

Quilt Top 2

When I laid the rows out together on the floor, they looked colorful and bright, but oh so busy. I knew that I needed to add sashing between each row to break things up.  I was beginning to sense that this project was going in a different direction than what I envisioned in the first place.  I had a sinking feeling that size was going to be a problem.

Quilt Top 1

Yup!  It’s massive!!!

While it’s no king size quilt, this thing is huge!  My son, Prithvi is almost 6 feet tall and he held it up high for me to take pictures.

Quilt Top 3

I pin basted it on the floor last night and I’ve begun quilting it on my sewing machine.  Hah, my tiny machine has got to quilt this BEAST!!  I’ve chosen to quilt it using wavy lines and I know it can be done coz I’ve seen Kim do it on her sewing machine countless times and she made many large quilts, larger than this one even.  Then again, she’d been quilting for 15 years!

Quilt Top 4

My sewing table can’t handle the beast, so I’m quilting it at our dining table.  My family won’t mind that this thing is going to sit there for however long it takes me to geterdone coz we eat dinner at our kitchen table anyways.  Kiki’s called dibs on this one already so there’s no turning back, gulp!

The blissful ignorance of a newbie 😀

**Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced**

9 thoughts on “Quilting The Beast

  1. JanineMarie

    Let me know how this goes for you. I, too, have just made a quilt top bigger than I have ever quilted on my machine. Yikes! I love your color and pattern. Totally worth wrestling with to quilt it.


  2. Leslie

    I fragging, frigging love it. So simple and pretty. I need to buy some charm packs! How are you doing wavy lines with a walking foot? My brain is not figuring it out.


  3. Jocelyn

    Wow! It’s heeeeuge!
    I know this is a few days late, but have you made any more progress on the quilting?
    And why did I not know that you have a Bernina??!


  4. Karen @ Pieces of Contentment

    Many of my quilts have started out with me not knowing how big or small they would become…..The white really brings definition and contrast, making a wonderfully pleasing quilt. Your wavy line quilting should work well as you can roll the edges as you move along, allowing it to fit through your machine. It will be a beautiful finish!


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