Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How big is it?

Up in the loft with rocking chair - it took up the whole wall!
A few people have asked, "how big is it?" - so I thought I'd post a couple pictures of the quilt hanging around the house. It is 10' 2" x 9' 2" and is made of four vertically pieced panels of Marseilles cloth, each around 27" in width. The 7 & 1/2" wide border adds to the size because it is not laying on top of Marseilles. Interestingly, each of the three borders is one whole strip of fabric!

Just hangin' around the house...
So that's how big it is in terms of scale, but the enormity is in the discovery. Such a rare thing, and there are so few available for study. How it was made is fascinating, and enlightening. One of the other comments I'll share is about the weight. It is very light for such a huge thing. The Marseilles cloth is very thin, but very strong, resulting in a durable bedcover that's as light as a feather.


  1. that is huge! and wow, it fits in so well with your decor, almost like you decorated around it.
    Nan in FL

  2. I love it,love it, love it. Can you post a really close closeup of the stitching round each piece please. Is it blanket stitched or turned under. Did she cut right up to the edge of the print or further out? I so want to see much more detail.