A Little Bit of Crazy
Ya'll know I'm crazy, right? Well if you didn't, here's the quilt to prove it.
This quilt is 84" x 96" and is comprised of 3" rail blocks - each piece finishes at 1" x 3". If you do the math, that's 2,688 pieces.
Now, I will back up and say that I pieced this quilt over a number of years. I have a bucket that I would toss 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" strips in, and would use them as leaders/enders. The subsequent 12" blocks (56 of them) have been finished for a long time. I set them together on New Year's Day and finally pieced a back for it yesterday and loaded it on the longarm. And the funny thing is, the bucket is still full and I keep running them through the machine. You can see 2 finished block segments on the end of the ironing board next to my best friend, Magic Sizing. What on earth do I need more rail blocks for? I guess because they're there.
I think this quilt will actually live on my bed. The good news is that I will finish quilting it within the week. I don't leave quilts loaded on the longarm for long - it's too enticing as a cat hammock. I'll show you a full on photo once I get it bound.