Here it is! Repurposed linen top with cotton batting and backing, as always. Final dimensions are around 71″ x 80″
And here’s a detail of the quilting, done by hand in cotton embroidery floss.
While quilting this I made a discovery: I really like this pattern and I don’t regret choosing it, but I quickly found that stitching from left to right is not fun. In the future I think I’m going to try and use patterns that only require stitching from right to left or away from me.
Other than that, I’m almost unreasonably happy with this quilt. It turned out exactly as I had planned/hoped. The only thing that vexes me about it is the name. Choosing between the two working titles, a) Colonies or b) Culture, is tough. Think I’m leaning towards Culture though.
For the record, neither title has anything to do with human civilization or expansion. Both names are references to biological samples because I’m a scientist and, while I was piecing the top, the way the square units were distributed reminded me of bacterial colonies, a.k.a. cultures, growing on agar medium in a Petri dish.
It’s not as gross as it sounds, I swear. A large number of bacteria are beneficial agriculturally, industrially, and medically. (Don’t even get me started on gastrointestinal flora.)