I first posted about this quilt waaay back in February of 2011. And then again here, and then when I finally finished the quilt top back in April of last year, and one more time when I finally got the darn thing basted while I was nine months pregnant.
I guess since it is the largest quilt I've ever made - a queen size at 90 x 108" - it makes sense that it took me forever to finish it. Plus, the thought of quilting this beast made me exhausted just thinking about it, so I put it off for a long time.
But once I sat down and got started - it wasn't quite as tough as I had led myself to believe. I went with my standard, all over loop-de-loop free motion pattern. This quilt definitely gave me a lot of practice!
I backed it in a whole mess of pieced vintage sheets and favorite fabric remnants.
Aside from being pieced with lots of my favorite fabrics (Nicey Jane!), and sashed with one of my favorite vintage sheets, my favorite part is that our whole family can cuddle up under this giant without anyone's toes poking out the end :)