Beast of a quilt is finished

I’ve been working on a quilt for our bedroom for quite a while, the design came out of my head and I’m so pleased with the outcome. It’s a giant size quilt, a 110 x 96 inches giant. It’s heavy and has the most amazing drape. I have enough fabric to make a couple of pillowcases to match, I really love how soft the art gallery Pima cotton is. The wadding/batting is Warm and Natural Cotton from Joanns in the states, I had a voucher and it was a complete bargain. You can find it here.These last two pictures show the front and back laid out flat. I soon realised once I’d finished the top I had completely underestimated how much backing fabric I needed, so I decided to make it panelled, with thanks to Olive and Flo Handcraft for drop shipping me an entire bolt of art gallery fabric to finish it just in time before I had to take it to The Little House of Patchwork to long arm quilt it. I then painstakingly sewed 412 inches of bias binding to the edges, homemade bias is so simple to make it’s just a little time consuming but the guarantee is that it will match your quilt. It didn’t take a metre of fabric to make enough, so it’s a great way to use any of the materials you have left over. So, really the only thing left is a label but I have yet to decide whether to make it on the computer or using free machined text. 

For more info on the design and making process you can go see here.

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