Thanksgiving was this past weekend, and one of the things I was thankful for was time to wrap up the Blue Meanies quilt (the name is explained here). I've been keeping it for today, Sew-n-Tell Friday.
Overall, I was happy with the quilting that I ended up doing. It was all right angles, rather than the curly quilting I normally do. And it is very densely quilted - I used up one 500m spool of thread and about half of another one - King Tut cotton in "Baby Blanket", which is variegated blue, yellow and purple, which sounds a bit severe, but actually looks pretty good.
As you see, I decided to skip the border and go straight to the binding. One reason for this was I got it into my head that the blocks in this one made it look too similar to I'll Be Seeing You, and I ditched the notion of borders to make them more distinct. Now that it's finished, I see how different it is, but I am still totally satisfied with the sans-border decision.
At the last Sew-n-Tell post, when I asked if I should have a border, one of the comments was that I should think about a red border. That really twigged for me, so I chose this red/orange/purple/blue Kaffe Fassett for the binding. I absolutely love it! My daughter was horrified when I showed her what I was planning to use. "Trust me," I said; fortunately, she was sold when it all came together - now she denies she ever disliked it!
I found it very hard to select fabric for the back. I had never envisioned it as green, but green is what came out. I like it 85%. I had to pin the quilt to the clothesline sideways to keep it from dragging on the ground. In consequence, this photo makes the pieced pinwheels look crooked, but they really aren't.
It's got bamboo/cotton batting. What a fantastic drape that has!