It's finally ready to showcase: my giant Crackle quilt! This quilt was a long time coming - I thought those triangles would never go away. Now it's finally done and I love it. But I have to say that I love it most from far away - this first picture really captures the optical craziness of the design:
I didn't mean to make it this big - it's 100 x 110. I think I just kept cutting and cutting a lot of my favorite fabrics and forgot that I wanted at least a 6" border on all sides. I knew I couldn't do much with the triangles leftover- so I had to use them up.
The Crackle pattern is designed and sold by fabric designer Aneela Hooey- it doesn't seem fair that she's so talented! I made this quilt mainly for curiosity's sake - I had made a smaller version of the Crackle pattern with a layer cake and I enjoyed the process but wanted to see what it would like in a bigger size and with fabrics pulled from all sorts of collections.
Although I am enjoying the precision of renting the Statler Stitcher- there was no way that it would have gracefully accommodated the many 12-point intersections within the many rows. So I did a simple stipple all over the quilt on the Gammill during a marathon day at Lauren'a longarm studio.
I stalked fabricshack.com to see if they'd finally put their Birds and the Bees fabrics on sale. I had seen that they had 10.25 yards of one of my favorite prints - Meteor Shower in Sunset- and as soon as I saw that it was less than $5 a yard - I grabbed 9 yards. I had searched through my stash to see if I could back this quilt with a mix of stash fabrics but there wasn't a lot that matched the quilt and the pieces that did match were too good to not want to be able to use again for another project.
I bound it with a Madrona Road print and it took quite a while to get it all hand sewn but it's done and I am happy!
Linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.