Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tie It Up Sunday

Mom and Mr Karate will be tying the HAM Meezer Quilt today. Here are the steps. As Mom and Mr Karate get more done, I will add pictures to this post, so check back later. Mom is eager to finish the quilt and send it flying to Mary Kay. I bet Mary Kay is pretty excited, too!

Mom irons the backing of the quilt. The backing of this quilt is 108" wide, and about 3-1/4 yards long, so it is really really big.
Next, Mom moves the furniture in the table room to one side, and then she sweeps the floor so it is clean and dust free.
Mom tapes the backing to the floor with blue painter's tape. This way the backing stays nice and flat and it doesn't move. It also means I can't play the slip and slide game. Bummer.
Mom marks the centers of each side with tape shaped like a "V." This will help to center the quilt on the backing.
Next, the quilt is folded inside out, and its centers are marked also. Then the quilt is laid out on top of the backing, and centered.
Sometimes it needs to be adjusted. Mom wanted the quilt moved to the left 1". It's easy to do when the backing is taped to the floor.
Mom needs at least 6" around all 4 sides of the quilt, so she has enough fabric for her binding.


DKM said...

It's all coming together!

Shaggy and Scout said...

That is one GORGEOUS quilt!
Mary Kay is so lucky!

Anonymous said...


I hope that you will be doing quality control, while you Mom and Auntie work on it. I showed Ceasar and Drac all the pictures from Friday, they can't wait for it to get here. I'm so excited that the quilt is about ready to be sent. Thanks to your Mom and Auntie for all the work they do for the Kitties and their beans. They do good work.

Mary Kay

Lux said...

When do the cats come sneaking onto the project? That's what would happen in our place!

That's the biggest quilt I've ever seen!

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Wow! That's a furry complicated task. Too bad you don't get to play on the HAM quilt while it's bein' bound an' stuff. It looks like LOTS of fun for burrowin' under.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Oh the backing taped to the floor... that is just begging for a kitten to dive under that!

The quilt is so pretty. How exciting.
I love viewing the progress

purrrs to NH from Va

Chrissie said...

I'm so bummed you can't use the backing as a slipn' slide-it would be fun! And Caesar and Drac wouldn't mind a few more of your furs!