"Goodbye to Woodland" was the 2012 Block of the Month from Beverly's, and maybe my last ever BOM. I added the plain blocks so that it would be big enough to go on my queen size bed. The BOM blocks were all from a book about log cabin blocks, the name of which I will share once I get A Round Tuit. It remained in this unfinished condition for 18 months.
|Goodbye to Woodland|
No longer owning a huge Hideaway Studio, I set my ping pong table up in our new garage and spray basted the top, batting, and back together. Then I started quilting it on my Janome. I did the quilting in the house, since my new studio is too cold in the winter to spend long stretches of time while running the ex$pen$ive wall heater. Instead of tedious rolling and unrolling, I bunched it and quilted one block at a time. My neck ached, and then my shoulders, and then my arms. My rotator cuff complained.
|Goodbye to Woodland, being quilted|
|Goodbye to Woodland, in use|
Six weeks of physical therapy later, I decided that never again would I quilt an entire quilt on my machine. I know I don't want a long-arm, because I wouldn't use it enough to justify the expense, and I don't really want to spend tons sending my quilts out for someone else to do. Enter the Serious QAYG (quilt as you go) phase.