Project #5 of the Spring to Finish Challenge

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I can't believe this quilt is actually done. It is a king size and I have put off having it quilted for the last year or two. It's been sitting at the bottom of my quilt cabinet for a long time, since I knew it was going to cost a pretty penny to quilt. I got a great deal on the quilting though (a penny a square inch as opposed to the 2 cents the quilter normally would have charged for it, plus 10% off for a first time order.) The Spring to Finish Challenge really motivated me to just do it and I am so glad it's finally off my "to-do list." This was just a scrap quilt. I didn't have a pattern for it (I saw half of a picture of a quilt like it by Blackbird designs and decided to go off of that.) It ended up being enormous (!!!) and I don't think I will ever make a quilt this big again. It's not one that I'm even in love with (o.k. this is sad, since that is a reoccurring theme with most of my quilts) but hey, it's done - and I am a happy girl.

I hate to say it, but I think I might possibly like the backside the best. I love the pattern used to machine quilt it and you can really see it well from the back.

I thought I would see if it looked good on my bed (just to mix things up a bit), but I don't think it is quite the right feel for my room. So, now I need to find a good home for it...hmmm. What am I going to do with a king size quilt?