Unfortunately there were a heap of other things that caused hold ups in the process... deciding to hand quilt being one of them. Fast forward several years... then the decision to unpick the hand quilting that was started and remove the backing fabric.
Back to an unfinished top I contemplated whether to make it bigger as it comes in under 80 inches and I felt it was too small to be useful, but it resisted all attempts to construct borders!
Then I considered whether to make a pieced backing... but that wasn't really happening either... so new backing fabric was purchased and sewn to size and the whole thing rebasted...
A nice mid blue chevron for the back...
And a small star/floral (from stash) for the binding.
And the first few rows of machine quilting on the grey side... walking foot echoes.
Walking foot quilting is still a struggle for me, but with practice I am slowly getting better. It is still a bit uneven and I struggle with pivoting in the right place, but "it will do Pig... it will do!"