I finished hand quilting the Japanese Fan Quilt today!!
It just came out of the dryer so it is still a bit wrinkled
The quilt was made from vintage fan blocks. See the post here. I hand pieced the top together and finished that on March 28 and started hand quilting on March 31.
here is the back
The top was 82″ square before I did the hand quilting. I measured it again after quilting and binding and it measured at 80 inches square and again after washing and it is now 79 inches square. The quilting itself does “shrink” the quilt as the fabric is drawn into the batting.
Please do not call the quilt police on me but I washed it in Hot water with a lot of Oxyclean and dried it in the dryer. The fabric came out nice and bright and stain free, and nothing scary happened at all. Sometimes I think was assume that vintage fabric is a lot more delicate than it really is.
I did the binding by bringing the backing forward to the front.
At 79″ square it is not the perfect size for a bed, but not bad.
and I think it is just as pretty from the back
and here are a few close-ups.
And here is what I used:
Warm and Natural batting
wide muslin backing (Robert Kaufman)
Roxanne #10 between needles
750 yards of Americana Fjord blue quilting thread
and a 14″ quilting hoop.
I still need to embroider my name on it (I was so excited to get it washed and done that I forgot to do that first).
My stack of eBay vintage blocks is now a finished quilt. I hope the original maker would approve.
now back to some other WIP quilts…and maybe start yet another?