By basting a (large) twin size quilt on the floor.
I know. You don’t want to. But let’s face it, your not getting any less pregnant soon. So let’s get it out of the way.
Step 1: Put toddler down for nap. Move furniture and rug to find a place large enough to make your quilt sandwich. Sweep the floor. Scoop up dirt into dust pan. Eat lunch.
Break out the Snickers bar you’ve been saving. It’s time for a break.
Ok, the baby’s still asleep. Start your second pass. Pin along sashings (why does spell check not like that? Did I spell it wrong?). Notice butt and thighs burning. Yah! (ish?)
Finally! Done! Drag pregnant self up off the ground. Use a piece of furniture to help if you need. (Heave!) Admire your work:
Untape quilt sandwich from the floor. Rejoice that baby is still asleep and you can do some of the fun part: quilting! (Fine. Put room back in order before you do the fun stuff. Unroll carpet. Move back furniture and toys.)
For Amalie’s big girl bed quilt, I am quilting it using a loopy flowers design I saw here. I was going to do plain ole’ stippling, but I couldn’t get the tension right. Very frustrating, but I like flowers better. What I really like is that each flower is a separate unit – a manageable chunk if you will.