Bil asked how long it takes for Mom to make one Gizzy quilt from start to finish, assuming she had designed it first, had the blocks cut and the binding made. Even though that's not how Mom makes the quilts, she decided to time herself. I thought we should do a TT about it.
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1. Start Time. Mom first pins the pieces together.
2. Now they are sewn, she has to press them.
3. After pressing, she has to lay them out like the design, so she can pin the pieces together to make rows.
4. Here the pieces are pinned together into rows. Now they must be sewn.
5. The rows are sewn together, now the threads must be trimmed, the pins removed and the rows pressed. Then 2 rows are pinned together for sewing.
6. The two big blocks are sewn together to make the finished quilt top.
7. Here, the top is finished, and Mom takes a photo for her records. She photographs every single quilt she makes.
8. Now the quilt sandwich is assembled, pin-basted and the excess backing is trimmed away. The quilt is machine quilted.
9. Here the quilt has been quilted, and the excess filling and backing are trimmed away.
10. Mom has attached the binding to the quilt, and joined the binding so you can't tell where it starts and where it ends. Next step is to pin the binding to the front, mitering the corners.
11. Here the binding is being sewn to the front of the quilt.
12. After the binding is sewn, the pins are removed and the threads are cut. Mom shakes out the quilt to remove excess threads, cat hair, and lets me give it the final QA check.
13. The quilt is complete. Mom photographs it and sends the picture to the cat who ordered it.And even though I don't need to tell time, you can figure out how long it takes to make a Gizzy Quilt.
By the way, today, Gizzy Quilts are flying to Montana, Washington, South Carolina and Arkansas. Two more quilts, including this pink one, are riding down to Mass with Brown.