After a few days of fast and furious quilting I finished my thousand pyramids quilt
I am so pleased with the finished product. It washed up nicely and is so soft!
here is the back
I used the backing fabric folded to the front and hand stitched as the binding
As with any antique fabric quilt it is somewhat scary to wash….I did lose some color on the geranium leaf fabric which was red
It is still pretty but somewhat coral colored now.
I feel pretty strongly about washing a quilt. It might not preserve the fabric in pristine condition, but I believe that a quilt is meant to be used and needs to be washable to do that. I also love the look that washing produces, the texture is unbeatable.
It is not a huge quilt, (67″ x 86″) but it will cover a double bed
It was a lot of work, but well worth it!…there is not one machine stitch in the quilt. here is how I did it (click pictures to enlarge)