Here I was, trying out Celtic Solstice on the king bed at the cabin BEFORE adding the outer border.
I KNEW the quilt was going to shrink a few inches in all directions with the quilting –and it was going to end up too short if I didn’t do something with the last border….so at this point I made the executive decision to add 3-1/2” strips all the way around, adding a 6” total to the length and width of the quilt…It’s what the quilt needed!
But BOY is it a monster! I am used to Full/Queen size quilts – that’s pretty much the standard size that comes out of my machine ---but this quilt had a purpose. And it’s a beast. It may be a long while before I attempt a REAL king size quilt again!
This is the first Link-Up after our reveal Jan 1st ---were you surprised? We released it just after midnight East Coast time…so that was only 9pm on New Year’s Eve on the west coast!
I wonder if anyone has any completed blocks to share at all – I’m hoping so!
Don’t worry about how far you are, just share what you’ve got!
Let's Link Up!
If you have never participated in a Link-Up before, the first thing I want you to do is to read the entire tutorial I wrote about Link-Ups HERE so you can know a few things before you dive in head first.
There is a lot of good information there that will help you understand things like WHY we need the address or URL of your individual specific post, not just your main blog address. It will show you how to FIND the correct URL and link it correctly.
Remember, if you link to your main blog, and not the specific post I will have to delete your entry and have you try again because I can’t fix it for you.
To find the URL for the specific post, go to your blog and click on the title of the post you want to link. Look in the address bar at the top of your browser. The address of your post should end in .html NOT .com!
PLEASE LEAVE OFF the http:// part at the beginning of your blog address when you fill in your info below . The form auto-adds that for you. If I were linking, my address would start with Quiltville.blogspot.com/, not http://Quiltville.blogspot.com/
*NOTE* Your blog address does NOT include the @ symbol! That's for email addresses only, and that won't work in the linky either!
Your blog must be view-able to ALL, not just a handful of people that you have invited. If your blog is private, please don't link up. It's frustrating to those who click to view and are told they can't.
You can link ANY progress of ANY step on any of the Link-Ups. For instance, if we are on a Link-Up for part 4 – and you are just on part 1, you can still link that. Just SHARE where you are!
In your post – PLEASE include a link back to THIS POST http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/01/mystery-monday-link-up-part-6.html not just to Quiltville.blogspot.com. I post more than once a day, so if someone clicks a link on your page to just my main address – they likely won’t find the link-up. That will only take them to the most recent post on the blog. They won't find any of the other links that people have taken time to place on this page. It will be a dead end street for them.
Don't BE the DEAD END STREET!
Make your links (Both yours and mine) post specific.
New links can be added until Sunday, Jan 12th at 11:55pm EST.
We'll do a final link up on Monday, February 3rd!
Have at it, Peeps! I’m anxious to see what you've been up to!