After being away for 5 days, I hustled this week and finished King George!
These shots were taken outside on this gloomy afternoon. Here is the backing. You can hardly see where I pieced the three sections.
I thought I might have to go to the launderette but I washed it at home. In the dryer after washing.
I did check it after washing to make sure that all the markings came out - ha ha, let's not even go there! You must use CLOROX 2 in the wash when you use the Crayola markers. Looks good
I had to pull it out and regroup it about every 7-10 mins. It took a long long time to dry.
In the Family Room - no flash
Here you can really see the texture. One of the things that made machine quilting on a home machine possible is that I never turned the quilt - all the quilting is vertical.
Miss Lady Hummer came to check things out during the shoot and have a nip. I used canned goods to hold the quilt on the deck rail.
Yesterday coco was so annoyed at how much time I was spending on this quilt she had a sit in.....okay a lay on....
I actually spend a lot of time and thought on selecting bindings. At one point this week I thought "I HAVE TO BUY SOMETHING JUST RIGHT".... am I really that insane?
If I can't find something acceptable in this closet, there is no hope. The problem is I buy mostly FQs or 1/2 yards which aren't large enough for a king sized quilt.
I put a brown print with little blue berries on the sides, a tone on tone brown for the bottom and zippy red, blue and black print for the top. I like to do old fashion binding on scrap quilts...especially ones that use so many repros, hence the non mitered corners.
Here is my label
On the bed to show the extra wide size - I'm going to so love having the extra this winter. (don't judge my mint green carpeting, it's getting replaced soon).s
with the pillows. I think I have to make some pretty pillowcases. I bought the toile' valences on ebay...cheap)
The eye level view of the quilting texture is really good.
Thanks for all your encouragement and interest. It was a real challenge. I am thrilled with the results; a finished king sized quilt made all by myself.
p.s. thanks 9-patch swappers for sending your packages - deadline is firm at October 1st. They all look really great!