Since this past February, Roll Roll Cotton Boll has been a pin-basted sandwich, waiting to be quilted. Today, our niece is getting married in Kansas. Ahh. Talk about motivation - the need for a wedding present!
After many hours of quilting, it's finished, gift-wrapped, and ready to be opened by the bride and groom.
I did not mark any quilting designs, rather, they were all free-hand quilted. I quilted on my Pfaff Grand Quilter.
The backing fabric is a wide-back of sateen purchased from BackSideFabrics. It has a sheen that enhances quilting stitches and is nice to work with.
Or, the quilt may feel so nice because of the wonderful-to-work-with Quilter's Dream Poly batting.
I'll be using that batt again.
My outdoor shot wasn't as revealing nor dramatic as I'd hope. By himself, my son could manage to hold up only one-fourth of the quilt.
At 85" X 98", this is a good-sized cuddle-up quilt for newlyweds. The groom is 6' 7"!
So that's my third of four expected finishes for Leanne's (SheCanQuilt) Third Quarter Finish-A-Long ending October 7. My last Finish-A-Long finish will take longer to accomplish - the Bloggers' BOM quilt - since borders, quilting and binding on a 78" X 78" quilt are needed.
In news I received yesterday via a phone call... a woman from QuiltFest of Jacksonville (FL), told me that "Bloom" won honorable mention. I'm happy about the ribbon, as she also said that "competition was stiff." Though, I couldn't help but notice that if I'd even placed third, I would have won money! My quilt entry fees were $72. Ha! I'll have a $72 ribbon! Still, I am very pleased, and hopeful that Bloom will show well at the Machine Quilter's Expo in Portland, Oregon, October 9-12.
QuiltFest of Jacksonville is September 26-28. At noon on Saturday is a "Meet the Ribbon Winners" event. I will be there!