I haven’t yet had time to take a good full picture of the finished product, but the zig-zag quilt is now finished and at home on our bed. This is a large queen size quilt, so I’m going to have to do some major thinking to figure out how to get a good picture of a quilt this big.
It’s just a bit wider than the normal queen, and I made it that way because we have a deep mattress and because my husband is forever stealing the covers during the night. This way I still have some left even after he rolls over with them. I made it extra long to help with another problem: My husband’s feet tend to untuck the quilt from the mattress, and it gets thrown into a wad by morning. Because it’s super long, I have at least two feet at the bottom to tuck under the mattress to hold it in place. It’s working well so far.
Of course, if it weren’t for my husband, I would have neither of these problems! Since I’ve decided to keep him despite his sleeping issues, I do love the fact that I can make my own quilt to suit our individual needs instead of being stuck with commercial bedding in a set size.
The hand-quilting took quite a long time for this quilt, but in the end, I really think it was worth it. It adds some character to the quilt, sets off the zig-zags, and it makes for a nice, soft quilt that lacks the stiffness that comes from machine-stippling, which makes hand-quilting a great choice for a cuddly bed quilt.
Once I’m able to get better pictures (I’ll have to recruit my husband again to be my assistant), I’ll do another post, but in the meantime, I had to announce that it is finally complete!