My client made this stunning autumn coloured quilt and since it was king sized ask it to be quilted simply so it drapes nicely on her bed. I really enjoyed her story of this quilt so asked if I could share it as I know many of you would be able to relate to it. She started this quilt 11 years ago and like many of our projects they get put aside as life can be busy. It started as a queen sized quilt project and she collected oranges, yellows and gold fabrics for a year then sewed them into Crazy 9 Patch blocks. This is done by cutting 10” squares, layering 9 pieces, slicing 2 lines one direction and then 2 in another direction. Then you resew the block using one piece from each fabric, very similar to a Magic Tile pattern. Also throw in two moves over that time frame and changing from a queen to king sized bed now she didn’t have enough blocks to complete the quilt! She didn’t want to just add borders so the blocks sat a few more years while she figured out how she wanted to make it bigger. The idea to turn then into HST blocks using 3 different background batiks in off-white and gold did the trick to make it bigger! Took a few more years to get it all together but now it is done and she has her first bed quilt!
Here is a close up picture of the blocks so you can see the piecing. I really like how they look as HST blocks and the layout is very striking!
I used Fascination for the pantograph design, a gold/beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.
So what is the longest you have worked on a project? Is it done or still a work in progress?