This is the large amazing quilt I mentioned in an earlier post. Russ made this quilt using a cross stitch pattern; he allowed a half inch finished square of fabric for each stitch. It is machine pieced, has over 17,500 pieces and took him 2 1/2 years to finish.
The original pattern was designed by Nancy Spruance and shows an historical Victorian house in Eureka, California called The Pink Lady.
He really did an amazing job - I think this is a case of a project that took on a life of it's own. The finished quilt is 83 X111 inches, that is before trimming and binding. It is so large that it drags on the floor below my design wall.
The black details are done with what must be miles of embroidery .
It was fun to quilt. I designed a border inspired by Victorian fretwork.
Quilting over a million seams took it's toll. I had to switch to an 18 needle and even then went through 3 or 4 before I finished the quilt.
It is quilted with mostly So Fine thread and I used a poly batting because it seemed the lightest choice. This is one heavy quilt!