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It's hard to know just where to start after not blogging here on this site for so many months, so I'll start with one of my designs. 

This is what I call my WI Bucky Badger Quilt. It's the coziest quilt I have EVER made! Here's how I did it. Actually, it was by accident...

After I sandwiched the top, batting and backing I stitched in the ditch with with wide zigzag on all the seams. This created strength, weight and durability. What it also created was laziness. I just quilted along, watching a movie on my tv in the craft room smiling to myself at how wonderful this quilt was going to look...until it became too heavy and I had to move it around my worktable. Then, it happened to slide off onto the floor. That's when I noticed it! I had the backing flipped back almost halfway across the back upside-down and I had been quilting over and over the backward fold all afternoon! AUGH! I was heartbroken. I loved my Bucky quilt! What was I going to do? I finished the zigzagging and folded it up on my cutting table to think of a way to remedy the situation. 

A couple of days later, I saw that JoAnn was having a 60% off fleece sale. I wondered...could I put fleece over that horrendous backing and then simply tie with embroidery thread at the corners of the blocks? Hmm..

I went to the store, bought two yards home to match the front. I forgot that I didn't measure the width of the quilt before I went shopping, which caused great anxiety on the way home, but as it worked out I only had to trim about an inch off of each side to fit the fleece perfectly. So, then I matched up the fleece to the quilt, tied little knots at the block corners and segments all around and then bound it with black binding.  

How wonderful this is! I went out and bought more fleece and constructed a quilt just like it for him. Since it had been quilted already in the ditch, I basically have a quilt with an "extra" layer of snuggle! 

Mancave and I fight over it every night when we watch tv! I will say, you should try this idea! You'll be glad you did-especially with the cold winter ahead! It would be a great Christmas idea! 


The Quilter Cook 

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Comment by Margo in Maine on October 31, 2013 at 6:00pm
It is stunning....great job
Comment by Barb/WI on October 29, 2013 at 6:12pm

Love the Bucky quilt!  What a creative way to a happy ending!  I would have been spitting and sputtering for sure.

Comment by Jodi Cramer on October 29, 2013 at 2:56pm

Creative thinking on your part. Sometimes mistakes turn out so well, better than what we thought of originally.

Comment by Rhonda Mossner on October 29, 2013 at 12:07pm

I was thinking about you this morning, Irene. II was on chat wondering if you would pop up. We'll get it together soon! LOL

Comment by Irene Gallway on October 29, 2013 at 10:30am

Nice to see you back with us Rhonda. Your quilt is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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