I call this a fast finish because from first stitch to last it took 3 months, which is really fast for me.
Just to say, I love this quilt! I love everything about it--the colors, the fabrics, the quilting, all of it. It is a quilt I wish I had had to wrap up my own babies when they were little. I hope my daughter likes it. (We probably all know the mom and dad have to like the baby's gift or it never gets used.)
None of these photos are particularly wonderful but the first and last photos are probably the most accurate as far as colors, though maybe still just a little too creamy. Some of the photos were taken with flash and some without.
A few close-up photos.
This is the backing I used. It is from Michael Miller called Best of Sarah Jane Flannel Dolls Soft. When I bought it online I guess I wasn't paying attention to the length of the repeat and bought just barely enough to cover the back if I placed the figures upright going across the quilt instead of the length of the quilt. Maybe next time I'll avoid a directional fabric for backing.
I used Prismacolor colored pencils to mark the circles as I did on a previous, similar quilt. Much of the marking was gone by the time I finished quilting, but not all. I washed the quilt just once and most of the rest of color is gone. What's left will wash out when my daughter washes the quilt the next time or two.
A last look.
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