(10 months late)
I forgot to measure it before I gave it to Kim it's big...about queen sized.
Blogging is great because you can keep track of your projects. Blogging is not so great because it keeps tracks of your projects and is there to confirm how long it has taken you to finish a project. In this case, it was 5 years in the making. Kim asked for this quilt when she first saw the fabrics and it was her wedding that finally motivated me to finish it.
I delivered it to her last week and she says that she loves it! I meant to get a photo of it on her bed but forgot to take my camera with me. Fortunately she posted photos on her blog!
I cut the blocks from 4 layers of fat quarters and designed the blocks to take the most advantage of the size of the fat quarter. Each block has 2 brown fabrics and 2 pink fabrics so I just stacked the parts and shuffled them.
But this quilt is all about the quilting. When I started to think about quilting I was going to just do ann all-over feather meander and that would have been very pretty on this quilt. But I wanted to do more because I knew that Kim would appreciate it.
I loaded the quilt without a plan and I decided, for the first time, to ignore the piecing lines. Instead of quilting the sashing I created the cross-hatched diamond shapes. I started by doing the outline of the big diamonds first to stabilize the whole quilt and then went back to do all of the cross-hatching in an off-white thread.
The blocks are a feathered circle withing a feathered circle. If the center of the block was pink then the smaller feathered circle is quilted in pink and the outer circle is quilted in brown (the chrun dash color). So the blocks alternate the color placement of the feathered circles. Honestly, it was a waste of effort. The pink and brown threads are so close in value that you really can't tell a difference. Live (or quilt) and learn....
I was going to make a hand dyed back but I think this print fabric is a much better fit for the quilt and quilting. This shot shows how I quilted the pink stop border and the wide print outer border.
One more photo of the back just because I want to memorialize the 25+ hours that I spent quilting this one!
I'm proud of this quilt. It marks a major improvement in my quilting and it could not have gone to a better home.