44 1/2" x 60"
I'm happy to say I actually free motion quilted the entire...the entire thing! Sounds impressive right? Actually, the majority was stippling. Pretty quick and easy. Last time I did stippling on a big quilt, I sewed through my finger! That was a few years back and a big lesson was learned!
I just want to dive on top of this quilt and eat a hot dog...isn't that what you do on a picnic?!
Each block I did a fan/flower type of FMQ. That part went pretty well. I didn't flub up too much!
The stipple might be a little dense and it isn't exactly smooth and free flowing. I just kept saying to myself: 'it'll be fine after washing'!
You know that's true! Look! I also may have crossed over a couple (few, several) lines in the frenzy of my quilting adventure. It does happen!
The back was a pieced wonderland! In an effort to use up some of my Feed Sack stash, I used BIG pieces. I still have far more than I want, but I imagine I'll use it one day.
The binding was also piece together. I continued the rainbow from the front into the binding.
From beginning to end, this was an enjoyable finish. I may not be a feed sack lover any longer, but I appreciate the fabric and style. The wonkyness of the blocks always appeals to me, they ooze carefree fun! And the quilting, I did it! Trying to get comfortable with free motion quilting isn't easy, practicing isn't fun. When you finally put it on a quilt and see the finish...that is super fun and makes me feel a little proud of myself!
I hope you check back for the block tutorial in a couple days!