Thursday, February 5, 2015


Chris Turner's amazing quilt, completed in 2014, 41" x 41"

Chris Turner of DuPont, Washington was looking for a challenge, and she found one! When she asked if it would be OK to make a quilt inspired by one of my quilts, I thought, "Wow! Ambitious. Have at it!"

the inspiration quilt, c. 1850, Kentucky
At first, I didn't know what would happen. Would the quilt be a UFO? Not that I doubted Chris's ability...she is skilled, experienced and highly capable. It's just such a monster of a quilt, and those cornerstones!! The maker of the inspiration quilt must have been an insane genius and a sewing savant.

"Wow! Ambitious. Have at it!"

That's no trick tape measure, the cornerstone really is less than 3 inches square
just out of the box, but don't worry, the table top is not this quilt's home
Chris worked on it during 2014 and finished in the fall, and I got to see progress virtually through photos she shared. As if I wasn't already beyond blown away by the finished quilt, Chris wrapped up the project by doing something even more mind blowing. She gave me the quilt.

the cornerstones from the inspiration quilt are twice the size of Chris's
What an exquisite gift! I am eternally grateful. case you're curious, the inspiration quilt is 81" x 84". Chris's quilt is 41" x 41". I Thank you, Chris, you're amazing! I have to be the luckiest man on Earth.


  1. WOW! I am beyond impressed! I am so in awe of people who can quilt... especially to this level of precision!!

  2. It may be me, but this seems very "Timberline Lodge." Love the look of it!

    1. Could be the sawblade motif, but the first time I saw the pattern I thought there was something Native American-esque about it. :) Now I think more Victorian architectural detail.

  3. I cannot even imagine how much work goes into making a quilt. The detail, colors - really every aspect of it amazing.

    Both quilt's are beyond beautiful.

  4. Is it me, or is it even more endearing because of it's small size??

  5. Is it me, or is it even more endearing because of it's small size??

  6. So much work and detail. What a gift. She did an amazing job.

  7. Holy wow! BOTH ofmthem are stunning! Lucky you to receive such a personal handiwork.