|Hex River Quilt designed by Jeff Kidder|
|Hex River Quilt Center detail|
I am going to send this one out to be machine quilted; I didn't like doing the last one. I don't have the right set up/space to deal with these large quilts.
By the time I add a backing and binding, this quilt will have used almost 11 yards of quilting cottons. The large funky parallelogram pieces around the outside "border" didn't use the fabric efficiently and I ended up with some large pieces of leftover fabric going into my scrap bin. Oh well.
I seem to be up to 26 yards on my quilting cotton stash busting efforts, so I clearly set the bar too low; I'll make my annual goal of 30 yards probably before the end of the first quarter! The 60 yards may be the goal I need to shoot for, but I didn't expect to spend the entire month of February piecing quilts when I made the goal.