Eights Quilt in Progress

I’ve been working on this quilt for my Dad and Step Mom. When I was in Houston for the Quilt Festival my Dad purchased the Bernina Quilt Motion tablet for me. As a thanks for this amazing piece of equipment I decided I’d make them a quilt for their bed. Their bed is a King so this is the largest quilt I’ve ever made. Dad Diane Quilt

For Christmas I bought myself Electric Quilt 7. I used EQ7 to design their quilt. I opted for really giant quilt blocks over smaller, 28in blocks. I thought they would look great on such a big bed. It took so many hours to cut the blocks out. I sat with a board on my lap cutting while watching movies in the living room.


The color palette comes from their home. Diane, my Step Mom, painted the rooms in vineyard colors of burgundy, leaf green, creams, and golds. They have a black and gold bedspread on their bed currently. I liked the black contrast with the golden walls so I decided to reflect that. I wanted the octagons to be featured using many different fabrics with a solid background. I used black Kona.


I completed the blocks last week. It was nice to find that my studio has a enough space to layout a King quilt. Of course my kitties had to help and in arranging them too, as in making what I laid out a mess. I’ll post more pictures as the quilt comes together.