Friday, March 10, 2017

A Quilt to Crown a Royal: A Finished Commission!

Guess which side my 5'4" mom was on and which side my 6'3" dad was on. Poor mom was stretching as tall as she could and still couldn't get it straight! LOL
Howdy y'all! I can't tell you how excited I am to finally be able to say 'Look at this finish!'. I've been working on this commission for what feels like forever, but the end has finally arrived! This quilt was a commission for a coworker's boyfriend. He gave me a bag full of Crown Royal bags and said to have fun. The only guideline was that is needed to be king sized.

My parents' poor bed was dwarfed by this king-sized monster!
I didn't reinvent the wheel with this design, but I did draw it up on paper and audition different layouts before settling on this one. It really made me feel like a designer when I was coloring in my little notebook! :)

I learned a lot with this quilt. For example: No more king size quilts! Lol. To the ladies and gents that make quilts this large on a regular basis, you are super heroes! I was exhausted after lugging this monster around. I also got my fill of log cabin blocks to last me for a long while, I'm sure.

I did loop-dee-do quilting in the yellow areas and did some minimal straight line quilting around some seams in the purple areas. In the borders, I alternated some purple and white straight lines around the seam lines.

Now that this one has been delivered, I can finally take a breath it feels like! It's so good to have this one off my shoulders, I'm proud I finished it! :)

Linking up with Finish it Up Friday and Needle and Thread Thursday!


  1. Great job! Love those colors!
    Sylvia at Treadlestitches

  2. visiting from crazy mum quilts. King size is hard. I made one and have never quilted it because it just looks too difficult. Well done

  3. Great job and I know it will be loved for a long, long time. Everything looks so wonderful, from the design, to the piecing, to the quilting, to the binding. I wouldn't want to tackle one so large so super giant kudos to you!!!

  4. Hi there. I'm from New Zealand so had no idea what Crown Royal bags were all about. But Mr Google told me that Crown Royal is Canadian Whiskey and obviously comes in purple bags. What a wonderful quilt you have made - I bet your co-worker and her boyfriend were thrilled!!!

  5. It looks awesome and I hope he loves it. It will for sure be a conversation starter. I've never made a King sized quilt and I am in awe.

  6. Congratulations on this finish! And a gigantic one at that! The largest quilt I've made was a small twin size and that one was too much. It took too long and I want to stick with smaller ones until I'm better at the quilting side of things. So I am celebrating with you because I know what an awesome feeling it is to be done!

  7. Yeah!! It's a great finish. I hope he was pleased with it. I hear your pain about large quilts. I made a king once (and luckily it was sent out for quilting). Never. Again.