Quiltus Giganticus!


By Judith on January 12, 2012
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I been beavering away on my Dad’s civil war quilt, and look what I’ve made:

Side view: 61″ x75″

The first pic is of the quilt top spread out on my bed!  Just to give you some sizing perspective, my bed is Super King size!  This might not be the biggest quilt you’ve ever seen, but it’s one of the biggest I’ve ever made!

But I LOVE it! 

Colours still look a bit pale here, sorry!  They are much warmer and deeper in reality.

I love the fabrics, the colours, the blocks, the story telling, and working with such quality material was a dream.  I think that’s why I managed to run this up so quickly (certainly wasn’t down to the mathematical conversion skills I had to apply to each block!).

If anyone wants to know the Civil War names of all the blocks featured, just let me know (but I won’t be expecting a run on email requests!).
The back will be made up of personalised message blocks from each member of our family, a type of memory quilt on the back.  I’ll bring you pics when the back is made.

And then comes the big question – How on earth do I quilt a Giganticus?

Bearing in mind the size of this beastie, my lack of significant biceps, and the back being as much a feature as the front – all suggestions will be gratefully received!
I have 1 month to go til my dad’s 70th birthday!  Plenty of time to panic!
Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday!