Contrary Wife - finishes up at 82 X 99. The quilting is not done by me - I send my tops out - this quilting pattern is called Popcorn. I got the quilt pattern out of an old Quilt magazine. ALL from scraps/every dwindling stash other than the 2 border fabrics which I bought after I got the top together. I also purchased extra wide quilt backing special!*
I made this quilt 2 summers ago - July, August, September, finishing in October, adding borders in November (2006). I actually started it the summer of 2005, but then went to Austria for the winter so it got set aside. Ah well, good things take time.*
All quilted and bound now. Here is what it looks like on 2 different beds - spread out. My bed has a lovely curved footboard so I always put my quilts on my own bed sideways.
Except - can you keep a secret? I don't like a big quilt on my bed! If I sleep with a quilt I prefer a small lap sized one, flannel backed preferably! Oh sure, I will spread them out and admire them, say hello to the lovely fabrics, rotate them around from time to time during the month - but the quilt almost always comes off at night. Most times if I do have a quilt on the bed - it is back side up or under my down comforter - just to spread it out to help prevent crease lines! Of course, School Boy loves to make forts with them so that helps with the crease-line thing no doubt! Not that I don't love my quilts and seeing the fabrics and all, I just prefer a very plain bed covering. Maybe it is my subconcious way of off-setting the 2 tone paint with wall papered birds on the wall - there when we bought the place and although not my favorite - I didn't see any need to change it. See how puffy my bed is? I have a feather mattress and then a puffy flannel backed down comforter under there. It is so cold here that I sleep with that down comforter year round! SB has a matching down comforter - smaller sized of course for his wee bed. HE prefers to sleep in his sleep sack (year round) with fleece blankets and if it is cold then the down comforter on top. Not that he doesn't have his very own bedroom with a twin bed, but it is way across the house and up a flight of stairs... Helps out our electric bill a bit in the winter this way anyway - we only heat the 1 room at night. He still fits in the little bed, but at the rate he is growing, I imagine this will be the last winter. HE has a stack of quilts that fit his twin bed just fine - come the day.