Today I took the newly-painted quilt backing, layered it with batting, and laid the quilt top over the batting and backing, creating the quilt sandwich. Then I use a tool called a QuilTak to hold the three layers together so I can quilt them.
Quilting was not easy with all these feet and feet--okay, 7 feet--of heavy appliqued fabric plus backing plus batting. Lotsa fabric to fit in the dinky space my otherwise irreproachable Viking Lily has to offer.
So now it's quilted.
Next: Cut 3" strips for the binding.
Sew the binding into one continuous strip, then pin to the edges of the quilt sandwich:
Almost there! I'll sew the binding on tomorrow, then the sleeve, and then? Fini! Finito!