I realize that you probably have all been waiting for the big reveal of Amy's quilt so here it is!! This is the quilting LTW did on the back of the quilt. The thread is aqua and is it ever gorgeous on that black fabric!
You can see the beautiful batik border I chose. I knew I wanted to work with purple aqua and green so found this fabric to go with. You can see that LTW used a variegated thread on the top with purple, aqua and green, perfect dontcha' think?
More close ups.
I love how she did the block work to fit in the pattern the bright lines formed rather than in the actual blocks, clever huh?
Here is a photo of the entire quilt all finished. It doesn't even come close to portraying how beautiful the actual finished quilt really is. It is quite spectacular. DD1 thinks it should be hers and I really struggled with that as it really is beautiful.
Then I found a piece of fabric while looking for something else that DD1 had actually chosen and it is in colors that would work with this quilt. Sign number 1. I went to the Quilt Patch on Saturday and found the border fabric and lots of beautiful batiks in these colors too. Sign number 2. Who am I to ignore what I'm being told to do? So this will indeed go to Amy. My dilemma now is when to give it to her? I am thinking college graduation which should be next year, and I know that's the right occasion, but I don't want to hold on to it and store it for the next year and I really, really want her to be able to use it now. Let me know what you all think I should do.