I put the last stitches of the binding in yesterday.
A prewashed photo of the top. It measured 29.75x36.5 at this point.
I used a country house fabric I had for several years.
And the Dusty Rose Essential thread was a perfect match to the backing.
Then it got tossed into the washer (with some clothes), I don't baby my quilts because I want them to be ready to take some use and abuse.
More crinkle goodness! And now it measures 28.75x35. So the quilting doesn't shrink the quilt THAT much. Now is it the batting (high loft polyester) or the unwashed fabrics that made the quilt shrink so much? Guess I'll have to make another quilt to find out. ;)
Another shot of the unwashed back.
Really gives a nice view of all the quilting. Great learning experience for me too.
And in just 8 days of receiving the fabric in the mail, I've used up a good 95% of it! I have about 12" left of the binding fabric, which can join the stash. But I love that I gave myself a chance to do a non-stash quilt. That it might actually be more fun if I have a smaller stash of fabrics! It's still kinda scrappy looking, but didn't take 100 different fabrics or 6 years of collecting, just 15 different FQs in 8 days. And 2 quilts to boot!
Time to pare down the stash. :)