The top is finished and I was into work to baste it this week. Work is the only place I can find enough tables to spray baste on. I'm on holidays, but I went in to get this quilt finished. My deadline is Sun Aug 2. The quilt is huge - 80" x 96" - fits a queen size bed. I'm so happy with how it turned out. The quilting will be all stitch in the ditch.
One thing I learned/realized - I had to piece the back and I have 3 horizontal pieces. I pressed all seams in the backing in the same direction - I should have pressed them in opposite directions - towards the top/bottom edge so that I would be smoothly them in the direction they are pressed. One seam went that way and one didn't. Make sense?