I've been poking along on this quilt since February and finally got it finished about a week ago. There was no rush on the hand quilting so it just took as long as it took.
Sometimes it is hard to answer the question, "Why?" As in, why have a quilt on your lap in the summer or why even make another quilt? But there is always a time when some hand work seems like the right way to pass some time and it's good to have a project going.
The backing is two fabrics only, vertically pieced into a one third/two thirds ratio which seems the most pleasing arrangement to my eye.
Before washing, the measurements were 66" x 81". Out of the dryer, the new dimensions are 61" x 76", quite a loss. Of course, it really doesn't matter how big they turn out.