For a little while there I thought that finishes could be a little overated but now I've finished the Licorice Allsorts quilt, I might change my mind on that one. The pattern is in the book Quilt Romance by Kaffe Fassett. Mine measures approximately 73"x76"
Love the big stitch quilting in varigated perle #8 and love the texture and softness of the quilt.
Love the bias binding that echoes the colours of the little flowers in the background fabric.
Love the big blooms on the back.
Love the finish!
I used a different batting on this one. It is the Quilters Dream Orient, a mixture of bamboo, silk, tencel ( a plant fibre) and cotton. It's very smooth and soft, has a bit more body than the Quilters Dream 100% cotton which I normally use. It has lovely drapability but being denser than the other batting I use, I don't think I'd use it for finer hand quilting.
I'd love to use this one again for big stitch quilting and it would be fantastic for machine quilting.
I have washed the quilt which was my big test for it and I never got any pilling which you often get with a bamboo batt.
Oh and P.S I love little Miss Ella who is going to get the quilt after I fondle it for a couple of weeks.