Quilt Finish: The Color of Time

I’m pleased to present the largest quilt I’ve completed to date: The Color of Time. It finished at 90″ x 108″ and I pieced and quilted it on my sit-down machines.

front of rainbow and white quilt
The Color of Time (front)
back of quilt
The Color of Time (back)

The pattern is adapted from Dimensions by Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side, which includes instructions for twin and king quilts but not a queen. Since I wanted a queen-sized quilt, I made some adjustments to the design here and there, but the pattern is Amy’s. It was very easy to work with and I recommend it.

Photo of folded quilt

The Color of Time is a gift for my dear friend Malgosia and I delivered it last weekend. Since the pattern uses a traditional block called hourglass, I wanted to call the quilt something time-themed. The name came to me as I imagined experiencing time like a colorful dart, brightest in the moment but fading into the past and future.

detail of quilt label with recipient's name
rainbow colored quilt on a bed
detail of corner of quilt

The front is pieced from Kona Cotton solids with Kona Snow as the background. The backing is wide-format Puerto in cool from the Diving Board collection by Alison Glass. I quilted it using Aurifil 50 wt thread, white for the top and bright turquoise in the bobbin. It’s bound in Kona rich red and filled with Warm & White batting by The Warm Company.

detail of quilt back
detail of back and binding
Photo of folded quilt

For the quilting, I chose to stabilize the quilt along the edges of the colored triangles (horizontal, vertical, and both diagonals), leaving the all-white sections open. I filled the white areas of the quilt with swirls.

detail of quilt showing colored squares and quilting

The quilt was pieced on my Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter and quilted with my new Juki TL-2010Q. It was a challenge to quilt something this size on a sit-down machine, but I got it done and I love the results!

detail of quilt showing colored squares and quilting
detail of quilt edge

I delivered it to Malgosia on Saturday and it’s been approved by her household, including her cat Boots, so I know it’ll be loved in its forever home.

a black and white cat lying on a multicolored quilt
Boots approves of the quilt (photo by Malgosia Kostecka)

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