Yea, the Carnival String quilt is done!
This has to be the largest quilt I've finished. It measured 90" x 100" before washing. I measured it quickly after washing and drying and it only shrunk up about 5" in each direction. It's still well within a queen size quilt!
A simple diagonal quilting worked well for this quilt. I had tried stippling, but the variegated thread kept breaking. So, diagonal quilting it was and I think it works well with this design and all the patterened fabrics.
The back design was a special request from my client. She wanted the verse "I Belong to the Lord" Isiah 44:5 on the back. I made up my letters as I went along and used the printed fabrics from the front to help make the letters. I was so happy when I had it all made and the verse fit perectly in one line across the back.
This is one heavy quilt; it weighs over 10 pounds!
I'm trilled to have it finished and I'm sure it will look beautiful in it's new home!