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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.