I sewed along with the Push-Pull Quilt Along in order to make a new queen size quilt for our bed at home. Today, I’m happy to finally be able to share the finish and how the queen size quilt drapes on the mattress.
I purposefully designed the quilt to have the focal design elements seeming to fall off the edge of the bed. Quilts and covers are nothing if not pushed or pulled all night, right (or is that just in my house)?? The pattern offers 3 suggestions for how to center the pieced elements differently if this placement feels too askew.
My husband was a good sport and gamely offered to try to hold up the large quilt outside for a photograph, but even in a light breeze a quilt this size is hard to handle. In the end I got a fun imprint photo and we decided it was better to photograph it inside!
I used a wide quilt backing from BackSide Fabrics **use discount code backsidejetgirl1920 for 15% off through 6/30/20** and had my queen size quilt quilted by Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting using the Water Drops pantograph.
I used extra background fabric from the quilt top to create a bed skirt, and I am tickled to have this quilt in use on my bed. I was able to take the wedding quilt I made for my husband off the bed as after 16 1/2 years of constant use, it’s starting to tatter and come apart. I think I will eventually trim down the size of the older quilt so that we can use it as a picnic quilt.
I will be linking up with the Push-Pull Quilt Along Final Linkup; although I won’t be eligible for any of the prizes, it will be fun to see it with all the other finishes! Also linking up with TGIFF hosted by Anja Quilts and Michelle From Bolt to Beauty‘s Beauty Pageant 85.