Yeah, I know crocodiles are not alligators, but the blog title sure sounds more fun this way, right? 😉
(For those new to my blog: I have named a large chevron quilt ” The Croc” as I felt like it was going to eat me at one time and like I was wrestling a crocodile like one of those “Discovery Channel men”. )
So I have fought “The Croc”, conquered “The Croc” and stuffed “The Croc” (into a suitcase), ha ha! Two weeks ago I was going for a short visit to my brother and I really really really wanted to bring him the finished article. He has been waiting for quite a few months! I once had said it would be finished by Christmas, but this ferocious biter did not want to leave my house!
I had a lot of trouble getting this monster ready. The triangles were not all the same (lesson learned: double check if your blocks are square), the monofilament thread would break in my old Pfaff (lesson learned: use different machines for different tasks), and of course I ran out of fabric before I was done.
It is finally time to show the pictures of the finished enormous quilt for my brother Alex. I will start with a bit of a “trip through memory lane” 😉
And now the finished Croc on my bed which is very much smaller than my brother’s!
And the back…
After delivery I set my brother to work (LOL) to clip off all of the exposed threads that I had not gotten around to. It was a fun thing to do together. My brother was very happy with his quilt ( he better be 😉 )
- size: 100 x 94 inches
- fabrics: combination of regular cottons (solids), quilt cottons (in the triangles) and home decor fabric (back and border).
- Technique: quilted all of the rows separately and then QAYG to assemble the center and borders.
- Quilting: zigzag echo, straight line echo and stippling in the border
- Machines: Pfaff 26o for assemble of chevrons, my mother’s machine (forgot brand name) for the monofilament and my new (to me) Janome Horizon for final assembly and FMQ on the borders.
- Time: 6 months (pfffff toooo long!)
DONE DONE DONE!
Hope a great and sunny weekend! For all of those people on their way to family: have a safe trip!