Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Currently on the longarm....

What I'm working on at the moment is finishing a UFO (unfinished object) that I started many months ago.  At the time I shelved it I had completed all of 1 blocks.  :(  So, after finishing up all of the quilting that I needed to get done for others before Christmas, I decided to pull this project back out and get after it over my Christmas break.  The block pattern is called "Devil's Claw" and there are 16 of them laid out in a 4 x 4 layout.  I added the sashing and cornerstones, along with a triple border to make it a 100" x 100" king size quilt.  I'm quilting it now with an all over pantograph pattern called "Damask Feathers" that I really like.  I also really like the black fabric in the border - black is a dramatic color that really kicks it up a notch in a quilt.  When done quilting, I plan to also add a scalloped border on the edges and bind it in red.  Will be glad to have this UFO done!  We plan to use it on our bed to have another king quilt to be able to swap out.


  1. Are you adding another border after quilting? If so what method - I am planning to get a kingsize bed soon and my frame is only 10 ft.

  2. No, the finished quilt will be 100" square, which will fit our king size bed nicely. Our mattress is about 76" wide x 80" long, so this will provide about 12" drop on each side, which is plenty since we have wood sideboards on the mattress as well. My frame is only 10' as well, so the maximum size quilt width that I can do is about 102", so this quilt was pushing that max with very little to spare.