It was given its former name during the moments when I considered hand quilting this almost-king-sized beast of a thing. I got ahead of myself. It happens. I could envision a huge game of tic tac toe with a winning line of O's shooting down diagonally.
But then I quilted one O sitting on the floor at my friend's house watching the super bowl. It took me the whole game practically. (Hand sewing seemed like the only legitimate response to Beyonce's Intensely Uncomfortable To Witness Air Humping.) And when I came home I decided that I wanted to use the quilt within the century, so I popped it under Lettie and started sewing straight lines wildly.'69 Apache.)
At the moment I had to figure out how to bind the thing, I had Not Enough of anything. So, I pulled off an old trick, and used a different scrap for each edge. And it makes the quilt even happier.
But the thing I liked best about USING this quilt was how BLASTED WARM it was. Wool batting, people. I had no idea it existed. Then I went into our sewing shop in town and met the new owner and had a Quilt Batting Conversation with her and she was all "have you ever tried wool batting?" and I was all, "no." and then I was all, "three yards, please." And then I camped with this quilt and the ManSpouse and I decided that it was easily the toastiest we have ever been in our trailer. Or in any of our tents before that.
Name: "Trailer Quilt" and also, "The Quilt Formerly Known As Tic Tac Toe In Church"
Pattern: None, except for a sort of cross pattern to the big, fat 9-squares.
Size: King-ish. Roughly 90" X 90"
Materials: thrifted sheets (four patterns), my great grandmother's vintage upholstery scraps, flannel given to me, a flannel sheet I once used as a painting drop cloth.
Batting: wool/cotton blend.
Stitching: top and back hand-pieced with Gutterson thread and a tiny needle because that's what I had. Machine-quilted with my 1929 Singer, Lettie.