I got done with the binding on Butterfly Parade and washed and dried yesterday. I love the way it turned out. There was a little more shrinkage then I expected – but I did use wool batting and I didn’t want to have to be careful about washing and drying as who knows who will get this quilt eventually and I want that person to feel comfortable about laundering it. So let the shrinkage happen now! The finish size is 41 x 45 inches (before wash/dry it was 45×51). This little quilt only took about 3 or 4 hours to machine quilt and it took way more than that to piece – always does doesn’t it. I think I worked on it for about a month several times a week – I didn’t keep track of time. It is nice and soft and cuddly and has a zillion little pieces of fabric in it!
Plain cream color for the back – I think it was either a bella snow or kona cotton – they look pretty much identical.