I was able to finish the quilting on my Summer Solstice quilt but getting the photos done took a bit of time. I took advantage of this week's Thanksgiving break and went out to get some photos.
This quilt was so big that it was a challenge to find a place I could drape it over. We finally found a balcony at a park nearby the local zoo and took the photos before it got dark. Daylight savings time has made our days so short that we had to get things done earlier than normal.
Anywho, I chose to make the large 24" blocks for a total of sixteen blocks so it would drape around my bed. I did all the quilting in one night and removed it from the frame because my fur babies like to help.
I chose a blue floral 30's background and a solid kona cotton purple for the binding. I also sat down and did the binding all in one sitting. If you've been following me on Instagram, you can see my kitten trying to help me bind the quilt.
This is a close up of the free-motion quilting. I randomly did a sort of flower feathers and swirls to make it go quick but boy, did I use a lot of thread. I went through seventeen bobbins and almost a spool of So Fine thread. I was getting worried when I saw how little of the spool I had left but I was so happy to see there was enough thread to finish my quilt.
This is hubby helping me with the photos and just to show you how big the quilt is. Hubby is pretty tall and the quilt still drapes quite a bit with him wrapping it around himself. This is going to be one cozy quilt for us to use. I doubled the cotton batting and we can feel it as we carried it to find a place to take photos.
I am off to prep for Thanksgiving.
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