Yesterday, I finished the top. Yep, it is all pieced and ready to quilt. Today we are going to look for backing fabric, then I think I am going to see if one of the local quilting shops will quilt it for me. It is such a busy quilt that it would be fine with an overall design, maybe hearts or leaves or both. I probably could wrangle it around in my little sewing machine, but I don’t think i could do the layering and pinning careful enough to avoid tucks on the back. It would be easier and quicker to have someone throw it on their long-arm and have at it. Here are some pictures of the top on a bed:
The binding is made up of 9″ strips of all the greens sewed end to end. That will be a nice finish.
This bed is on a platform and does not have a box spring like the master bed, but I think the quilt is long enough on the sides anyway. I am so amazed that the blocks look so square and nice and the borders went on so easily. Even the corners came out nice:
Max even gave it her seal of approval. Now I am planning and plotting out pillow shams. I think I have enough extra bits of fabric for them, and after this big project, they will seem like nothing to make.