49" x 49"
It is done, but is this really quilted? Technically, quilting is any stitching that hold the layers together (the top, the batting, and the back). I didn't use a normal quilting stitch for this quilt though, I used satin stitch, see close up photo below. I like the way the white lines form a grid and go with the white satin stitch around the circles. It just looks more complete or whole to me. I asked my friend, Connie, if anyone would think I was trying to hide poor piecing skills with the satin stitch. She thought I was nuts. "No one in their right minds would ever satin stitch an entire quilt to hide their piecing skills" she exclaimed. Okay....so I set about with satin stitching all the seams. It looks pretty and crisp, and I admit, I do LOVE it! Wondering how much thread I used?? Almost three 500 m spools of white on the top thread....and that's only counting the quilting lines, not the appliqued circles. It took a total of 6 hours to quilt this way, but I had to borrow Connie's Bernina. My wonderful and faithful Pfaff is just too slow.