Well, I did it...with about 10 hours to spare. I certainly did not get much sleep this past week, and I highly do NOT recommend that for the week before Christmas, but it was so rewarding (to me) to decide to make this quilt, and finish it.
nine patch lattice quilt pattern, but at 38"x53" it seemed to much like a baby quilt size to me, so I added two more rows to finish at approximately 52" inches square.
The flannel backing pieced together nicely looking seamless on the back and it added warmth to the quilt.
I wasn't sure how to quilt it, so I just started the process using the columns of squares as my guide, I quilted 3 lines down one column, then 2 lines, then three...etc. Once all those lines were quilted, I turned the quilt to do the horizontal lines and in an effort to save time...i alternated 1 quilted line and 2 quilted line down each column of squares. Hopefully the picture explains further what I am trying to say!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
Ill be back later this week to talk New Year's Resolutions!!
I'll give you a hint...2011 = year of using my stash!!!