In the midst of all my soy amadoing a friend celebrated a birthday with an '0' on the end and I asked for present ideas.
She said she'd like a quilt which is always a compliment because then you realise people quite like what you do for a hobby.
In my head I was thinking a lap sized quilt and then she uttered the immortal words 'Super King size.'
My head was saying 'you've got to be kidding' but my mouth said 'fine, no problem.'
She provided me with colour ideas and some quilt patterns she liked.
I ignored the patterns, took note of the colours and decided the only way I was going to get this done was QAYG improv log cabin blocks.
So off I set.
Somewhere into this process, I realised I'd been a little too enthusiastic cutting out fabric strips and came to the bonkers decision that I would improv log cabin the back of each quilt to get a true double-sided Super King size quilt.
When it came time to assembling the rows there was a bit of quilt wrestling going on as it got heavier and heavier but nothing compared to what it would have been like if I'd tried to man-handle the whole thing through my machine's small harp space.
I quilted each block with a variegated thread with the No.4 stitch on my Bernina with a long stitch length, which gives the effect of wavy lines.
It's absolutely impossible to photograph all in one go, especially with no unpaid quilt holders on hand.
Even my go to washing line prop doesn't really work as it's pegged round to the next row on the right.
I can safely say I've never made anything this big before.
And I can safely say I won't be making another one again!