After learning about Diane Rose, the blind quilter, making king sized quilts, I decided to put my fear aside and start a king size quilt. About the same time, I bought the picnic colorway of the new Denyse Schmidt fabric and I knew that if I combined it with my beloved American Jane stash I'd have enough fabric to do a quilt for our bed as well as a quilt that made me happy.
I kept everything very manageable here. I used a staggered bricks pattern just to keep from having to match points on such a large piece. I also added a 9" border of my favorite print.
I did very minimal quilting on this. Partly it's because I didn't like having to quilt such a big quilt. My husband is also not a fan of my "rumply" (free motion quilted) quilts. He wanted this quilt to be softer, so I quilted vertically every 3.75" and then echoed the borders.
I have loved sleeping under this!
The other day I was laying in bed and I looked down at my cozy quilt and was soooo glad that I was able to snuggle up under this thing. If you've never tackled a quilt for your bed, go for it! It doesn't have to be a double wedding ring or some super intricate quilt to keep you warm and give you a great sense of satisfaction every morning when you wake up.