World Traveler (96″x96″) is too large for one person to hold up, and too heavy for a clothesline (even with clips every few inches), so some floor space was cleared in the living room, and I stood on the coffee table and held the camera as high over my head as my arms could reach, and clicked and clicked the shutter and hoped for the best.
Here’s the best shot so far of the front:
It’s missing a few rows of squares at the bottom, but you get the idea. Here’s the back:
I’m determined to get a straight-on shot of this one, in better light, and will keep trying. It means getting some kind of hanging line or rod across the back wall of the carport, and adding some kind of sleeve to the quilt. (I am not hand-sewing a sleeve to this one. Not after hand-closing all those sectional quilting seams. Not until I’ve forgotten how long that took to do.)But with the quilting done on this one and a recent baby quilt finish (details coming up), I’ve got lots of basting safety pins available, so I’ll use those to rig up something temporary.
Then we’ll need the weather to cooperate. After 23″ of rain in February I’m ready for drier weather! (And very glad I don’t live somewhere cold: if all that rain were snow, how many feet would it be? Anyone know?)
The sectional quilting tutorial is inching along, BTW. As usual, I’ve way overestimated how much I can get done in a day or a week. Long-time readers, you’ve figured out that when I say “a couple of days” it will really be a couple of weeks, right? Anyhoo, the tutorial has not been forgotten or abandoned, it just isn’t ready for public appearance just yet.
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Update: The tutorial is finished and posted. You’ll find it here.
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