This project has been on hold for a while. I last blogged about it in fall while preparing the border nine patches.
I got the quilt all sewn together and basted over Christmas break and it's sat ever since. Traditionally there is a waiting period between basting and quilting that depends on the quilt size. A very small quilt I'll baste and quilt the same day. A rather large quilt is allowed to sit for up to a year. It can sometimes take that much time to get up the nerve to start quilting.
This quilt is about 48 x 48 inches so 5 - 6 months was the perfect amount of time. And, there's nothing like a long weekend to make me want to tackle something.
While working on the quilt I decided it needed a black binding. This was going to be my "make do" quilt done with supplies on hand. So, I rummaged for black and white fabric that I knew I had. When I found it I discovered I didn't have as much as I thought - not nearly enough to bind the quilt. So, it was off to the quilt store where I found the perfect black and white polka dots.
Now all I need to do is hand sew down the binding. That will be my evening job until it's done.