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.

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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.

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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.

Cheers,

Kyle