Here it is in all it's glory, notice the bottom border dragging on the floor.
I didn't plan to use this quilt as a bed quilt but just to stay warm on the couch during a nap or watching a movie. I like to pull a quilt up under my chin and still have it tucked under my feet. And I really hate it when I roll over and feel a draft on my backside! Coverage is important in this family.
Back to the quilt - First it didn't seem long enough so I added a few rows. Then it seemed too narrow so I added two columns. Sigh. Now its a large twin, so large that the polyester batting I bought for it earlier is three inches too narrow for the quilt. Of course, I'd already opened the package before I realized it was too small. A very nice lady at my LQS gave me some of her own polyester batting scraps so I can piece the batting larger. (I usually use cotton batting and don't have any polyester.) I've never pieced batting before so I hope it looks OK when its all said and done.
When I realized how heavy the quilt top is since its foundation pieced and when I considered how large it turned out, I decided perhaps it would just be better to have the quilt professionally machine quilted. So I called up my machine quilter and she told me she's booked through April! I really don't want to wait that long so it looks like I'm going to have to wrestle that Anaconda afterall! Any advice from other wrestlers out there?!?