It's measuring 54"x39" unquilted and unbinded (I'm pretty sure those aren't words). I find it quite large for a baby quilt myself, but I'm hoping once I get it quilted and get the binding on, it'll frame it up nicely and it won't look so gigantic. I also finished the back and cut the batting to size, but that's where my determination motor started to sputter and finally stalled. Next step: free motion quilting something larger than a barbie sized quilt. YIKES! So I did what any terrified person faced with such a horror would do - I got my Sew, Mama, Sew! Fat Quarter Swap all bundled up, made cute mailing labels and affixed them to the envelopes, cut out Donna's 5x5 for March and even wrote her card up to go along with them. Then I went to bed. Ahh, the fine art of procrastination!
Things I did on this quilt top that I know never to do again:
1. Use 4 inch squares to make the triangles that make the zig zags. Too small and time consuming. Go big or stay out of the sewing room.
2. Buy only two meters of white fabric. There's nothing wrong with having a lot of white fabric, Sara. Don't be afraid.
3. Make bobbins mid project. Think ahead, woman. Make several bobbins before you do anything else. You'll thank me later (thank you, Self!).
4. Choose fabric with a directional pattern for a zigzag quilt. I really had to stretch my brain to manage getting the pattern all going in the same direction. Sara, you quilt to relax, not to exercise your cerebral cortex!