Fit for a Queen

I have been working and working and working on my Teal Fizz quilt.  I decided that I need it to fit my bed so I continued to cut and cut and cut and sew and sew and sew.  My plan was 90″ x 108″ to fit my queen size bed and I got it to about 84×84 and went to try it out.Perfect amount of overhang on all sides!  I never cover up the pillows with my bedcovering so I don’t need it any longer than it currently is. I was so happy that I did not need to cut any more blocks. And it looks awesome!  I’m so happy with the result.

On the downside,  now I need to make a backing that is slightly larger than that.  I have this plan using solids and incorporating some scraps from the front.  The plan in my head is not turning out in the fabric but I think it will look great once done.  I’m okay with making adjustments on the fly.  And that is what’s great about pieced backings.  They lend themselves to improv type piecing and are very adaptable.

This strip is going to be lengthwise somewhere on the back.  So, it will be solids, this pieced strip, and the bee blocks that did not make the cut for the front of the quilt.  Some of the colors weren’t quite the right shade of teal and grey.  So, I did get a large bit of the backing complete. Love this pic of the prettiest trimmings ever!And then the quilt top in all its glory.OMG!  I love this so much!  I won’t have the chance to do any sewing on the machine this week so I hope you guy can pick up my slack.  But, I’ll get back to it as soon as I can.

Happy Sewing!

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6 thoughts on “Fit for a Queen

  1. Cathy Melancon says:

    Oh my! His is one GORGEOUS quilt!!! I am in lovemwith your fabrics! Congrats on the finish and good luck with the backing!!!

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    I can absolutely see why you love this SO much. It is really stunning. The colors . . . the teal and the grey just look fabulous together. It looks so nice on your bed, as is – no need to quilt it or even layer it. HAHA I can’t wait to see it complete . . . and how you quilted it. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Get Stitchy with Sarah says:

    Wow wow wow! It looks wonderful. Congrats on getting such a huge top finished!

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