It's finished!! I can't believe it! I am so happy with this quilt! I have actually blogged about this a few times here, here, here and here. It has been a super long process, but so totally worth it.
Just the quick back story; I asked my Mom to go to the LQS for me to get this pattern and fabric from a get-together called the Strippers Club. Every couple of months they provide a pattern and some instruction on how to follow it. Then you get the fabric and away you go. I couldn't attend, but Mom was willing to go for me, thank goodness! It has actually been a year in the works. I started it back in May of 2013, so it was time to be done.
I have blogged so much about it that I am going to focus on the quilting part of it. I was really stumped for a long time about how to quilt it. It's quite large compared to what I usually do (twin size) and I love it so much I didn't want to mess it up.
The blocks were so large, though, that I didn't have any patterns that would work. After much contemplation, and some misplacement of possible templates, I finally came up with a pattern based on a border pattern that I have.
It was nice because it has points on it like the claws on a bears paw, but it also has curves to fill the open spaces. It's a nice balance, and bonus: I already had a pattern for the border. Yeah!
Once I had the quilting finished I was really ready to be done and dreaded the idea of trying to hand-bind, so I 'cheated' and used the machine. I am feeling okay with that. It turned out nice and I am pretty confident my daughter won't mind I did that.
The backing is a solid piece from the honey, honey line that I found on special on-line. I guess that's one benefit of procrastinating.
I tested it out on my son's bed, but it's actually intended for my daughter. She should be graduating to a big girl bed in the next few months, and now at least the bed is ready for that to happen (even if I'm not).
I am so glad I was able to share this finish! Hopefully now I can move a few smaller projects thru before I start another large one. Deep breaths! I am linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Friday. Can't wait to see what everyone's working on. Have a great weekend!