This is the largest piece I’ve done free-motion quilting on, and it’s no joke when folks talk about the bulk being an issue. The quilt measures right about 50″ x 50″, and there was some real drag at the machine as I was working my way across. I have about 15″ of table to the left of my needle, but could have used another 12″ or so.
I know I’m an absolute nerd for saying this, but the quilting itself–drag and all–was super soothing. I felt like I could put my hands on auto-pilot, but somehow at the same time, I was giving so much attention to the work I was doing, that the noise in my head got quiet for a while. It was restorative and relaxing, even with 2500 square inches of quilt sitting in my lap.
This puppy is now on display at the shop in Atlanta, if you wanna take a gander!