This behemoth is finished! A start AND finish in the same year, let alone the same summer? I almost can't believe it! I finished hand stitching the binding down last night and I am so happy with this quilt! It is big!
I would have been too intimidated to try and quilt it myself on my home machine if I thought it was almost a double-size quilt. In my mind, I thought it was just a twin-size.
When I showed it to my dad he thought it would fit on a double bed. Sure enough, that sucker is big enough! The quilt measures 74" x 94". It just goes to show you...what you don't know, won't hurt you! :)
This quilt is for my nephew, who is nearly 7 feet tall! He is recovering from a very serious accident, and I wanted a quilt that would be long enough for him (his feet hang over the end of the bed!). I think he'll like it! We'll be delivering it in person on Friday. Makes me happy!
I quilted in the ditch through all the sashing and free-motioned the surf boards. Not perfect, a bit wavy and wobbly, but hey, considering they're surf boards, a few waves can be a good thing!
The back is more Hawaiian fabric. I remember coming back from Hawaii, with my suitcase crammed full of fabric. When the airline staff slapped the HEAVY sticker on my bag, I thought, "Oh, no, I'm going to have to pay extra!" Thankfully, they let it go through! Whew!