I am having so much fun with this “Pot Luck” quilt! It may not be as easy as I had perceived it to be, but it has been so much fun to work on. Obviously, it would have been much speedier to make a conventional top and have it machine quilted.
(Sorry about the mess on the table, my husband is making a ship model in the living room!)
But, I really wanted to try the potholder method on something that was not simply the same square block over and over. And, I wanted to incorporate hand and machine quilting which is something I rarely do. I have learned a LOT from this project. I’ll try to share some of my experience as I go along.
The most difficult thing for me is taking good photographs to post. My little Ipad takes great pictures in the daylight, but I don’t have any of that in the winter except on weekends. I also live in an old farmhouse with NO wall space for hanging a design wall. I have a small board for small quilts, but when I want to layout a large quilt I have to do it on a floor. I'm not complaining, I love my old house! I always tell people that I could never live in a "new" house because I would have no one to blame the dirt on but myself. I have nearly 150 years of dirt in my house and only 20 of those are mine! That is a lot of historical dust!
I think I have revised the layout plan at least once a day. Here is the most recent one with a little hand quilted unit.
I cut the backs out of my appliques if I am going to hand quilt over them. Do you?
Have a great week! I hope you all get a little stitching time in between the baking and the parties!