This is the largest quilt I have had to quilt...and it was a commission quilt.
The customer came to me with a nearly finished quilt top...she started it about 20 years ago.
The fabric was bought in Japan by her mother ...all silk, but a very heavy, coarsely woven silk. The blue was bland, so she used gold fabric paint and highlighted the fish, then painted her children's & grand children's names in Japanese Italics.
So, this quilt has 4 generations tied up in it..mother buying fabric, lady sewing quilt, her children's names, then her grand children's names... she wants it to be a heirloom quilt.She became overwhelmed by the size & weight of the quilt (pictured here on my queen sized bed),
... she didn't know how to finish it...
...until her friend told her that I had finished a UFO of hers and she was over the moon with it.
I had to square up the quilt, provide the wadding & backing, make the binding (from the excess of fabric from the top), quilt it and bind it.
The quilt goes from floor to floor on 3 sides and tucks behind the pillows on top.
It is HUGE!
Now onto another commissioned quilt.... not as big as this one!
Until next post...