Maybe this helps? If you are geographically challenged, that's Denmark. In quilty pixellated form. Blimey that was a big job! I have never made a quilt this big before. And I couldn't even be certain if it was the right size, because I couldn't exactly ask about the size of their bed because this was a Secret Project.
The one I've been practically consumed by through all of August. I am very pleased with the result. Especially the colours. Which is funny because originally I wanted to use three other colours: orange, green and turquoise. But the only shop hereabouts, which sells Dylon dye, didn't have any of those colours (what are the odds!?) and buying them off the interwebs meant almost twice the cost + having to wait for the dye to be delivered.
In hindsight I don't think those original colours would have worked so well. Sometimes Making It Work turns out better than your original plan!
There's no batting because they live in Napa and it sounds like it is pretty warm there so I figured that wouldn't be necessary. Plus, I actually like the feel of thin quilts..
Well, it would have been a lot more calming if I hadn't been finishing the binding IN Denmark! Several hours was spent behind closed doors to get it finished for 'Christmas'!
I don't think I realised just how much work goes into a big quilt like this - and if I made another one, it would probably be a bit quicker now that I know what works and what doesn't...
I've been trying to figure out how much time I spent on it...
In case you're curious, there's 23 x 24 squares in the quilt. That's a lot! :-)
Slowly getting there...
Then a couple of hours to sort out the back. Another couple to pin front and back together. And then the marathon job of quilting it. Which was actually the thing I was looking forward to! Plus the binding... What can I say, I like hand sewing! :-)
Anyone keeping score how long this took? 50 hours? 60 hours? Crazy!
But worth I think! And I think they like it. :-)
Maybe next year I'll make one for us.....