The Christmas Chaos quilt top is done, and if this thing is going to be a table topper, I'm going to need a bigger table.
I laid it out on our king-sized bed, just to get an idea about size, and as you can see, it covers the top and then some. How did that happen?
When I first came up with the idea for this quilt and was calculating size, I had a straight set in mind, and I planned to make it either three blocks by three blocks or four blocks by four blocks. Then I turned the blocks on point and added more blocks. Instead of 16 blocks, I needed 18 blocks. And sashing to tame it. So it kind of grew when I wasn't paying attention.
And, as you can see, I went with the white sashing. Like a number of you, my heart said go red, but when I thought about it more, I realized the red wouldn't contrast enough to break up all of those crazy patterns in the blocks, so in the end, I went with white and used the red in the cornerstones. And I'm happy with the lattice effect the white gives it too.
I'm not quite sure where I'll use this once it's done, but I have a few options--none of which involve putting it on top of a table. I was hoping to finish the piecing and get it pin basted this past weekend, but it just didn't happen; maybe next weekend. I realize it's been awhile since I quilted something; there's a lot of satisfaction in sewing on a binding and knowing you're just about done with a large project, isn't there?