Just some more pictures because I'm so excited it's finished.
A view from the back.
This wide back fabric is called "Folio Quilt Backs" by Color Principle for Henry Glass & Co., Pattern #7882. (Information from the selvage)
My quilt is my version of a churn dash quilt made by my husband's great-grandmother, Fannie Baumgartner Kauffman, Clinton Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, 1867 - 1936. Her quilt also was hand-quilted and is in excellent condition.
I prepped fabric for the churn dash blocks the first part of November 2016 and sewed them at the Jane Stickle retreat later that month. The quilt center was sewn together in December then I worked on the borders in January.
The quilting process started February 29th and was finished July 11th; 4 1/2 months. A wool batting was used and it hand stitched so nicely.
She measures 94" by 104". I won't be washing her.
I appreciate the supportive comments many of you have made about entering my quilt into the ISQ Blue & White exhibit.
I need detailed information about this exhibit. There is more than a year to come to a decision. She'll be entered in some local quilt shows first and I'll see how she does in those.
He may have been out of sight for several month, but he was never out of mind. I've decided the way I want the appliqued borders and need to get prepping on them.
I know several of the blogs I link to are about scrappy quilts and Churn Dash is definitely not scrappy but IT IS A FINISH and I want the whole world to know!
Linking to - Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework, Show & Tell Monday With Bambi, Em's Scrapbag, Love Laugh Quilt, Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away, Quilter's Monday, Fiber Tuesday, Esther's Wednesday WOW!, Sew, Stitch, Snap SHOW, Let's Bee Social, My Quilt Infatuation, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished Or Not Friday, TGIFF!, Crazy Mom Quilts, Show Off Saturday