Finished King Quilt

After nearly 3 years in the making, our king quilt is finally finished! It all started in 2011 after I finished a quilt for Vince (and a few months after I finished my first two quilts for my parents). I decided I wanted to make a quilt for our bed, one that we could use exclusively in the summer, and over our blanket in the winter. For our second anniversary Vince gave me a gift card to Joann Fabrics (since the 2nd anniversary gift is cotton), and I could finally start on the king quilt. My mom bought me the book, Modern Basics by Amy Ellis, where I found the quilt pattern I wanted to use. Over the next several months I began collecting fabric for the quilt top. I bought some of the fabric at Joann’s and the rest at various quilt shops. By spring of 2012 I finally had collected enough variety in fabric to start cutting. I finally finished the quilt top in August of 2012, but with the quilting being so expensive we put it off until last year. Autumn of 2013 I finally bought the fabric for the quilt back (I decided to just use a solid cream), but didn’t send it off to be quilted until after Christmas. With the crazy busy semester the binding wasn’t finished until a few weeks ago, finally culminating several years of working on the huge quilt! Now that it’s finished I am in love!!!!!!!!!! It was worth all the money and time put into it, and something that we will treasure forever. I can’t say I ever want to make another king sized quilt again, but I sure am planning on a few others.

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How it all started

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After organizing the fabric by color and size

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Organizing the fabric into blocks

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Rows of the quilt before I sewed them together

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The finished quilt top

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After coming back from the quilter

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The finished product

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An up close detail of the quilting

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It’s perfect!!!!

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