This is the quilt Mom made for Mr Karate to take with him when he went away to college. It was about the size of 10 Gizzy Quilts! But halfway through college, he got a bigger bed. Mom thought she'd have to make him another quilt, but Auntie Karate asked if there were any pieces left over. There were. So Mom made the quilt bigger. Our Thursday Thirteen continues the quilt theme that's been going on all week. (you can click the pictures to biggify.)
1. Mr Karate had to help take the quilt apart.
2. He had to cut all the ties and then gently take apart the seams around the edges.
3. You can see the extra pieces on the table beside him. Mom had to sew them into a big long strip.
4. Mom added 15" to one side of the quilt.
5. Then Mom had to iron the new, bigger quilt top.
6. Mom also had to add a piece to the middle of the backing fabric to make the quilt wider, too.
7. Mom lay the quilt top on top of the backing and trimmed the excess away.
8. Next, Mom and Mr Karate tied the layers together every four inches. Mom doesn't add filling to her quilts. We like them better that way. As you can see, Gizzy helped.
9. Mom folded the back over the raw edges of the quilt top to make a "self-binding."
10. Mom pinned everything in place.
11. Mom sewed the binding in place. 12. As you can see, Gizzy took his job as Quality Assurance Manager very seriously.
13. Mom removed the pins, and ironed the quilt. Gizzy helped.
Millie, what Auntie Karate and I are going to make for the Meezers will be bigger than Mr Karate's quilt, both before and after...
Yeah, okay, Mom, whatever you say. You guys are gonna make.....
Ah, Millie, that's a secret!
Oh yeah! A -secret- ! Sure Mom, whatever you say! *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*