I finally finished my Coin Toss quilt, which I think should be subtitled “Turning Point” because that finish seemed to reset my quilting mojo. I’ve been sewing! It’s wonderful!
Coin Toss is a bed quilt – too big, really, for my full size bed, but that hasn’t stopped me from using it. It’s six and a half feet wide and eight feet long (80″ x 96″, or 203cm x 244cm) and I love it. It was an incredibly easy quilt, perfect as a stash buster, and I finished the top in about three days. It sat on the quilting frame for 6 months. I finished quilting it on Christmas Day, and hand sewed the last of the binding at 12:50 am on New Year’s Day. Here are far too many photos:
As soon as I hung it over the quilting frame, the cats headed into their fort…
…but Buttercup had to come out and look at the front.
As I quilted it, I wrote words that had special meaning to me. Here are a few:
… I do wear white cotton socks and Birkenstocks…
As I was quilting, my aunt noticed I was writing things and asked me about it. I was making a pass from right to left at that point, and I told her I could write something backward. She laughed – and I wrote “backward” – backward. Mirror image.
Here’s the back of the quilt, where you can see “backward” forward.
And here’s the entire back of the quilt. Because if I have to piece the backing, I’m going to piece the backing.
As for the start, we pulled fabrics for the Birds in the Air quilt.
Mom is sewing the first of the 672 HST units.