After seeing Sew Kind Of Wonderfuls blog post this morning, it gave me the incentive to get out my Urban 9-patch top and work on getting it finished. It is 90'' square, so the same size as the last quilt I just finished (Scrappy Irish Chain), so I know that it can be basted at my mom's place - but that is pretty much the max for the room we baste quilts in.
I will need to wait to baste it for a while yet though - because my mom is sick and I don't want to bother her while she recovers. (She has shingles on her face and in her mouth, OUCH!)
The backing had to be pieced in several pieces - two 95'' sections pieced together at the selvedge, then a 5''x95'' section (in 4 pieces!) added to the selvedge of one side to bring the backing up to 95'' square (I had to work with the pieces I had). So, the backing is pressed and READY! I will be binding it in the same white/white dotty print. Lots of dots in this quilt!
And, YES, I am super duper paranoid to quilt this quilt top. And even more paranoid to WASH it. I don't remember what the red solid is, but I'm pretty sure I didn't prewash it. I think it's a Kona red, so I am hoping hoping hoping it won't bleed. Washing it scares me to death. I will wash it with synthropol and a whole box of color catchers. And lots of crossing fingers and toes.