Sixty-seven years in the making...ok, maybe not that long! But, Belle's quilt is finally finished. Can I say that again??? FINISHED! Never again will I attempt anything even remotely on this scale...way too much of everything! But, it's gorgeous, and she loves it.
This one is all hand-quilted because I didn't trust myself enough to put it on the machine...even with a plain old walking foot. There was no way I was taking a chance on messing this thing up! A pretty rainbow in the border rounds out the outrageousness. I'm not usually a border-adder, but due to the nature of the design, to make it any wider I would have had to make it LOTS wider and then it would have been too wide. A border was my only real option. And in this case, I think the linen helps tone down the riot of color.
And, did I mention that it's FINISHED????