The loop quilting was simple to do despite multiple thread changes to match the ombre colors,and filling bobbins repeatedly mid row when I underestimated how much was needed. I did have a bunch of thread tails to fix at the end.
The back of the quilt is this length of hand-painted batik from my sister Kathy's stash. She says I always pick her most expensive fabrics, lol. I used the same neutral batik as in the squares on the front for the frame.
Closeup of the quilting, binding and the batiks. My sister in law was thrilled with the quilt in photos, as they went home to AZ before I got it quilted and she only saw the flimsy. When I told the lady handling my entries that I quilted it in one day she said, "You did not!" I assured her that I did :) My other entries were a tablerunner, a mini quilt, and my Picnic quilt, all of which I've shown before, but here's a recap: