I'm officially calling this quilt done! And I really think I mean it this time. See, it's all bound and everything, that totally says done.
So the last time I thought it was done, I had only sewn the quilted top to the backing along all the seams. It was then that I realized that all the blocks were warped from all that dense quilting, and that they bubbled in the center of each block. I know that only I would ever be bothered by this, but I was really bothered.
After hiding it away for a couple months, I busted it back out did some hand-quilting on each of the squares to attach the centers of the blocks to the backing and bound it in a bunch of black prints that I've been stashing away for just the right project.
I absolutely loved laying under this quilt and slowly adding all those little stitches. There was a lot of just running stitches along the quilted lines, or following the pattern of the fabric, but there's also stars, x's, pluses, feathers and zigzags. I may end up adding more when I'm bored and need something to keep my hands busy, and since the top has so much going on, I could probably fill it with stitches and it wouldn't look overdone.
This quilt is going to get a bit more time on the couch before I run it through the wash. I'm a little nervous about what shrinkage is going to do to this quilt, so I want to have some quality time just in case it spontaneously combusts in the dryer.