21 Oct 2013

I Have Quilteritis

I have come to acknowledge that I am a hard core addict quilter.

Officially.

I made this purchase on Thursday.  $365 Canadian.  Plus taxes.
This works out to $9.95 per meter or $9.13 per yard before taxes.
I think this was a fair deal.
Hope it lasts.

In other news....

As of Friday afternoon, this was the progress on the wolf blocks.
Yippee!  A completed top - displayed on my new $2 design wall!
I splurged and picked up a flannel backed table cloth from the dollar store.



Winter Wolves is the name I have decided to give this finished quilt top.
This little flimsy measures 60" x 65", a nice personal snuggle size quilt.



This morning, I laid out my backing material, which is fuzzy and has a little stretch to it, layered it with a piece of the new batting, and laid the Winter Wolves on top.
Because this backing is stretchy, I pin basted this quilt like I have never pinned before.
I was hoping this would help to prevent any puckers from forming or the quilt top from shifting while quilting.
Fingers crossed.  Stay tuned.






19 comments:

sarahquilts.com said...

Oh nice! I really need to figure out a design wall solution. But it has to be somewhere 2 and 4 year-old won't pull it down...

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Boy that's a big pretty roll of batting!

Wolf quilt is turning out beautifully. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Girl, you got it bad..and the roll of batting is proof! Wine helps with the sickness! LOL

Vicki Posten said...

OOOhh...aawwwee!! This is a totally beautiful flimsy! It is going to be so cozy when completed. Great job girlfriend!!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Ooooh, how I'd love to buy a giant roll of batting. And white and a few grey solids by the bolt, please!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I have my fingers and toes crossed for you :)

Esther F. said...

I have also ordered a lot of batting as my local fabric store will be closing in a few weeks. I do not know yet where to store it when it arrives.... It is big!
:-)
I hope you will have a wonderful day!
Esther
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Anne said...

I'm sure you'll work your way through that huge roll very quickly!

The wolf quilt looks fab. Well done. :o)

Cheryl said...

I love that brand of batting. I actually ordered my first full roll of batting just a few months ago, though I split it with a friend.

Jessica Hadden said...

You are one sick puppy but you ain't the only one in the litter, you got friends! ;)

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

I'm jealous of your roll of batting! Go you :)

Mary Gregory said...

Congrats on the roll of batting. I got my first roll about 3 years ago and had to explain it to everyone who came over (since I sewed in the living room). But it's great to get a good deal and never have to run to the quilt shop for batting again.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love cutting batting off a roll! Economical and less leftover odd pieces. Enjoy it!

Sewing Mom said...

Nothing better than getting a roll of batting...I ended up with a roll of Pellon, just because the price was less than half of the warm/natural. I'm happy with it. =)

Great job on your design wall too.

Susan Owenby said...

Nice! I have yet to buy that much because I can't settle on one I really love. I'm digging quilters dream in white at the moment, but reserve the right to change my mind with the next quilt! :D

Stephie said...

I was thinking I'd diagnose you with Lupus rather than quilteritis!! ;)

What weight wadding is that? I could really do with a lighter weight one sometimes, but can only seem to find a thicker one locally.

Keep up the great work!

sharpie said...

My my my, whenever the end strikes I think we all know where to turn for batting :)

Renee said...

haha yeah when I bought my first roll of batting (which was two years ago and I still have it), I knew I was in for the long haul! Here's to MANY awesome quilts from that beautiful roll!!

Julianne said...

Oh you lucky duck! What a big fat bundle of batting lovelyness! Yummo! Please explain your $2 design wall to me..I am intrigued!