2020 brought so many changes to us all. For me, no teaching, no quilt shows to attend, no retreats, no competition deadlines and most of all, no travel.

I am usually away 100 days a year and chasing my tail to get everything done. Suddenly that all stopped.

I needed a personal challenge. This design I drew in 2018 and planned one day to create it, but when would I ever have the time for a such a huge project…………


July 2020 thru to January 2021
Design enlarged 7x in size to 6.5m x 1.65m (22″ x 5″)
75 hours painting with Sun Dyes on calico/muslin

110 hours quilting on my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen approx 4 hours per day over 6 months
17km thread 

17m of binding

approx 4.25million stitches


Material & Techniques:

Original design hand painted with Sun Dyes and rock salt on unwashed calico/muslin.

Black Sharpie marker outline and Free-Motion machine quilted in poly cotton black and white thread, under supervision of 30K Followers on social media.

Cotton batting and backing gradually added in 1m sections until complete.

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