I ironed the backing fabric and sewed it together yesterday morning. Then I loaded the 3 layers on my midarm machine right after lunch. At 4 p.m. I decided it was time to start quilting. I took a break to eat at 6 and finished the quilting at 8:30.
No fancy quilting for me, just meandering with a variegated thread, red, coral, and lavender. This type of quilting goes fast, no pattern to follow just curving around. I did cross over a couple times but nobody showed up with an orange jumpsuit for me. The Quilt Police don't come to my house.
Here it is all trimmed ready for binding. You can see in this photo that I used the same fabric for the back of the quilt that is on the border. That is one of my favorite Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I got 13 yards of it at a really good price when one store was clearing out the old season fabric. I used almost 9 yards of it on the back and another 2.75 yards for the borders. I didn't trim the end border like I mentioned yesterday. I wanted to see how much it shrunk with the quilting first. It shrunk 1.5" in width and 4.5" in length, so it is only 113" long now.
Visitor #500,000 is from the US, but sitemeter doesn't give me a location, they visited my blog at 1:13 a.m. their time, 11:13 p.m. CST my time, they use Verizon wireless (Cellco Partnership), have a Linux operating system, with Safari for a browser. This should narrow down the field with Linux since most people have Mac or Windows. If you care to identify yourself, I might send you some fabric.