It’s done! Here it is out in the backyard-
this is how I signed it- (it says “finally finished 2005)
and then I washed it- it was really pretty dirty after all these years. I was very worried I would ruin it, but it really needed washing. The quilt has a wool batting and I don’t remember if I prewashed the fabrics all those years ago. I used a warm wash and rinse and the delicate cycle. I let it almost dry outside and then put it in the dryer for 10 or 15 minutes with a fabric softener sheet- I was hoping to get the cat hair and other miscellaneous fuzz off of it. Now it is clean and a little bit wrinkly- just right really.
Here it is, posing!