Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One HUGE Quilt

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...



  1. WOW!! It is huge Julie. It must have been equivalent to wilting 2 quilts!!! Awesome job - love the story behind it!!

  2. Yes it is a HUGE quilt and I bet the owner is thrilled with your work.. Looks fabulous...

  3. Phew! That is huge. Looks great, you did an amazing job.

  4. I thought the first commissioned quilt to finished was going to be the last....................hhhmmmmm.........well done...........they must be so happy to have them finished.......

  5. Chookyblue.. this quilt was actually a FINISHED quilt top...all I had to do square it up, quilt it & bind it... nothing like the other commissioned quilts that I had to actually finish the quilt top too!