Surprise! I have a finish for today. Yes, I am on vacation, but thanks to a couple nights of pre-trip insomnia, I actually finished up Gigantor the day before we left town.
Quilting this king sized Impromtu quilt was a huge experiment for me. I really wanted to see if the Janome Horizon I bought last July could handle a quilt this size. I can honestly say, yes! I worked in quadrants around the entire quilt, but all that extra throat space really made it doable. I doubt I will make a whole bunch of king sized quilts, but it feels good to know I can if I want to.
Another experiment was in the photography of this big quilt. Gigantor is for my own bed, but it didn't make a particularly striking photo in our room primarily because we have a distractingly large and colorful quilt on the wall in there. So the girls and I set out to find a good spot or two for pictures of this big quilt.
It was a struggle. The picture above shows only 1/4 of the finished quilt.
Here are my assistants laying out the quilt in a grassy field.
Then, clearly exhausted, my assistants had to lay down.
Finally, my assistants realized they were also in the photos and saw an opportunity to try out modeling themselves as well has the quilt.
Those silly girls!
Some quilt stats:
Pattern is Impromptu by Rachel Griffith
Fabric is Good Fortune by Kate Spain and Kona White
Size: 110 inches square
Quilted with an all over flower pattern found in Angela Walters books and Craftsy classes
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