Sunday, March 14, 2021


  Another quilt from the Special Exhibit My Joyful Journey, part of the Virtual Quilt Festival, December 3-5, 2020.

QUILT # 23: My Lifetime Quilt, 100" x 100". machine pieced, longarm quilted, 2016-2019 

The Story: This original design is based on several antique quilts using the humble half square triangle unit. It contains 12,800 triangles, 1.25" finished. It was machine pieced as a Leader/Ender project over 3 years. I called it My Lifetime Quilt because I expected it would take the rest of my life to finish, I couldn't die until it was done, so I was going to sew it VERY slowly. By early 2019, I knew I was close to finishing so decided to push on. I machine quilted it with a simple diagonal line pattern. It is subtitled "Wow!" because that is the one word I most often hear when people see it for the first time.  

I have written about this quilt several times, showing my construction method. Use the Search Box above for "Lifetime quilt" to find them:

For scale:

Let's quilt. 



  1. Wow this is gorgeous! I am glad you are living long enough to not only make it but also to enjoy it.

  2. Looks like something that I could make (smaller) from my bonus triangles.

  3. That is truly an OMG Quilt! You did a fabulous job at keeping it square too. Not always easy to do.

  4. Over the moon with it!! Bravo Barbara!!!