The first time ever i've bought the exact fabric (well actually I'm telling a fib, i changed the pinwheel colours and put the yellow dragon blocks instead of black dragon blocks) and the pattern, I love Whistlepig Creek stuff, the cat's are too cute. It was pieced with Aurifil 50wt in light grey and black in places lol...
The wall isn't big enough so we had to resort to the kids swing/slide and DH is hiding around the back and it looks like he was holding it on a border edge, there is a border on the right hand side lol :)
Yes you may notice there is a selvedge on the bottom, I had to leave it on otherwise when I bind it you lose the very bottom edge border which I didn't want to do.
It's a huge 86" square and I needed 8 yards for the backing, so instead I've bought a 100% cotton sheet, here in France
I'm not sure how to quilt it, any ideas ??? I thought a meander in variegated thread but it'll mean quilting over the dragons, I can't really leave them out, perhaps a large meander won't notice.
Another thought was monofilament thread but not sure how that works on the frame.
Have ordered black 80/20 batting and DH will move the frame into the lounge for me, it just fits in the sewing room but I really don't want to muck this one up.
So while waiting for deliveries, I'm going to start a christmas stitchery and try and load the Christmas top on the frame and get busy with that one.
Can see lots of hand sewing of binding for me in December ;o) but hopefully might get 3 quilt finishes WOOOHOOO !!!