Photographing this quilt top was a challenge. At 84" by 112" my usual quilt holder gets extra credit for effort.
Then it was time to baste. Except for very small quilts, I have basted all my quilts on a table. Maybe one of these days I'll get my act together and document my process on this blog.
I do all my own quilting, usually on my sit down Sweet Sixteen quilting machine. However, I wanted to do straight line quilting on this one. My second sewing machine was set up on the dining room table, a folding table added off to the left for support, attached my walking foot and I went to work. One inch quilting lines, 84 of them, 112 inches long. This took a few days and lots of patience but I am so pleased with the results.
As much as I have enjoyed creative pieced backings, there are occasions when wide (108") backings are the only way to go.
Miles of hand sewn binding later, we have a finished quilt!! After I gifted it to my son on Christmas we were able to enlist he and his brother to hold the finished product for pictures.
I loved making this quilt and my son was appropriately thrilled to have this addition to his apartment in Chicago.
With all that pre-washing, there was very little shrinkage after washing.
Thank you Suzy for such a wonderful quilt pattern and all the support! I will definitely be making another, perhaps a bit smaller next time!