The pattern is a classic hexagon layout called Grandmother's Garden. In this case, it actually was pieced by someone's grandmother. And Grandma was a HAND-stitching badass.
|I counted these up, and they average 27 stitches per seam. I did some sloppy math and got a rough estimate of around 90,000 stitches in the entire quilt!|
This quilt is huge. A generous king-sized quilt. Large enough that I didn't have a room with enough floor space to lay it out and baste it for quilting. Thus, I pulled out a tarp and used my back yard (Note the clothes drying on the line - I have a bit of grandmotherly-badassity going on myself).
|Quilt with Warm & Natural Cotton Batting .|
I had been avoiding sandwiching this together and basting it for quilting, because it's huge. That's intimidating. I do this with every quilt, regardless of size though. It always surprises me when it goes well and is really not that difficult. Then I wonder why I put it off for so long. Now that it's basted, I'm hand quilting it. I could wrestle it through my sewing machine, but Grandma's tedious handwork deserves to be honored, so I am firing up the Netflix and getting to work!
Because this generation needs a few badasses too.