Finished! This quilt is made almost entirely from vintage fabric and reclaimed bed linens with the exception of the white (Kona Cotton) and the black and white gingham (Robert Kaufman). The quilting is done a quarter of an inch on either side of the ditch. I backed it with a minty blue sheet.
Even though I love the way it looks, from this quilt I learned that you shouldn’t bind with gingham or any other more loosely woven fabric. What a huge pain in the ass it is when your binding starts unraveling just as you think you’re approaching the finish mark! Lesson learned.
My favorite parts are the pink stripes with orange flowers and the bits of screaming fluorescent orange polyester.
This is the largest quilt I’ve ever made. It measures 85 x 85. A monster in my book – especially when it came to the machine quilting. I love it. But I’m glad it’s over.