About 76 X 95 - Little Boy was sort-ov pulling on the tape measure, but I think that is pretty accurate! Actually - I finished it before we went on our get-away, but didn't have a chance to take a photo - gasp! And - today I might have jumped the gun taking a photo at 7:30 in the morning - because the colors are a bit dark... that is a dark green outer border, not black.
And - a close up of the fabrics... DH LOVES designer prints and wants to know why I don't make ALL my quilts out of fabrics like this!!! Does that comment constitute a license to spend? Ha, ha, ha. Well guess what? I've been doing such a good job of busting my stash that the day may come sooner than I anticipated!
I've posted about this top before, but I think it bears repeating - because it was months ago... I bought 3 - I think 3 - fat quarter packs on clearance at a quilt shop - all in greens. I only got the pale peach marble fabric cut that day - umm, shopping with a toddler can be a very FAST experience some days! It was the only fabric I had on hand, so all of it had to be used, whether I liked it or not. And all together, even the uglies look pretty in this top. After I got the top pieced, I bought the border fabric. And - how long did this top take??? I started it last fall, left it in the USA while I went to Austria and then started working on it again this spring. Under 1 year!!! And that is with me working on other things too.
It isn't "exactly" straight - but I don't think it is too bad - I noticed the last border was a bit off... but as Bonnie says (www.bonniequiltsandreads.blogspot.com)... Maybe not perfect, but certainly PLEASANT!!! And, I really don't care if the quilter has to take a tuck here or there to ease things in - I am absolutely THRILLED with this top!!! Yippee!!! It is "perfect" to me, in every way - I even have a photo of Little Boy and I working on pinning it together this spring - maybe a photo label? And - in case you are wondering - I am keeping this one for myself (actually, I keep the majority of my quilts!).
And - last but not least - the pattern is from this book - Leisure Arts presents Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns - their sample is an Amish color-way. This is one of my favorite books for the treasure trove of traditional patterns featured!