112" x 112"
pieced in Niceville, FL
quilted by Margaret Gunn of Mainely Quilts of Love
Hobbs Tuscany Wool batting
I am so excited about this quilt. I've been chomping at the bit to get it photo-op'ed - it's been finished for weeks - but it's far too large at 112" square to capture the whole quilt indoors, and it's been too dirty outside between melted snows and muddiness to get its photo. We had a heavy snowfall a few days ago, so my family helped me take it out in the clean blanketing so I could finally post this beauty.
This is a Marianne Elizabeth design in the RJR fabrics intended for a 2012 BOM program, in the honey colorway.
I have never sewn anything so gigantic, but we needed something for a king size bed after this move.
No way on earth could I quilt this baby at my desk-top machine, so I sent it out for custom longarming even though it's intended for bed use.
Margaret Gunn did not let me down. She's so talented at creating dynamic, stunning, breath-taking quilting designs with incredible cohesiveness.
Even the challenge of differing grids in sampler-style blocks doesn't keep her from creating amazing unity.
And I absolutely *adore* the organic play she brought into this previously-very-angular quilt. There is so much movement in the curved hatching and the feather trails.
It sits so nicely on the bed, too, with the on-point medallion section of the design sitting perfectly on a king bed.
The quilting shows up so lovely on the lavender back - I'm sure I'll sometimes use that gorgeousness backside up!
I am in love.
Apparently this quilt makes Koko happy, too. :D
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