This quilt has been a long time in the making, literally! I've probably had most of the fabrics for 2+ years. I would collect more each time I went to Sioux Falls and mom would collect too. During quilt retreat in Jan. we both designed a quilt using the panels and accent fabrics. The girls made me sash mine, but because of the red heart sashing, I finally conceded and did sashing. I finished the top at retreat, but had yet to quilt it.
I put a bunch of blocks together for the backing and finished the back Thurs. night. I loaded the quilt Friday night and did a pass, then more on Sat., more on Sun. and I finally finished it tonight. I used Isacord verigated black/gray/ white on top and masterpiece black on the back. I was having lots of tension issues, so finally switched to bottomline on the bottom. In reading Jill's post, I remembered I had black bottomline and then I talked to Jen and she suggested using it. It made all the difference in the world. It's not perfect, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I think I'll go back to my King Tut.
Here's a bit of the up close quilting.