Monday, May 03, 2010

1.494 pieces of fabric

This top is so big that it is difficult to take a decent picture of it. This is the best I could do:
The background for my c&g final assessment quilt is finished. In total there are 1.494 pieces of fabric stitched together to create these storm at sea blocks. All of them are hand dyed or hand painted. Roughly eight yards of fabric has been used. I find it difficult to say exactly how much fabric I used, as I went through my stash and picked out every bit - small, partly used, or still unused - of fabric in the colors I could use. Size is 60"x60". I can hang this top on my design wall - it just fit - but I cannot walk back far enough to take a picture of it. Next step will be to make a sandwich of it using fusible Hobbs and backing fabric. Realising how big this is, I am glad that I have a longarm.

6 comments:

Lynn said...

I like that dot of red it makes it that much more interesting.
I cannot imagine working on something this large. Maybe I have, I"d have to go measure some early on quilts, but I don't want to ever again. Yes, I imagine having a longarm helps.
Did I mention that I think it's quite beautiful? I would like seeing it hanging. Perhaps once done.

Corryna Janssen said...

Ohhhhh deze wordt mooi. Wat een werk. Veel in weinig tijd ook.

Nia Tilley said...

Your quilt is looking fabulous Wil. I can't wait to see is finished - congratulations.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Really lovely, Wil! Have fun quilting it, can't wait to see the finished piece.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

It is beautiful. I like seeing Storm at Sea done in multiple colors.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I can't wait to see a picture of this hanging on the wall...I've watched the progress and know it must be out of this world.