Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Here is the Mamas wall hanging with the binding on. I am about half way round with the hand sewing. I finally went with the flowered fabric from one of the hats. It seemed to work better than the yellow.
I was browsing around in a North Dakota tourism site the other day because we are thinking of taking a few days down there next month. We live only about 2 miles north of the USA border so it's not a big trip to go to ND. Anyway, I happened on this site about the largest quilt in North America.
Largest Historical Quilt in the World
It is a sad story really because the quilt is sitting in a van in the middle of nowhere and nobody gets to see it. The lady who made it has died and also her son who was trying to find a home for it. Unfortunately there was no picture of it. I wonder if Canada's Quilt of Belonging might be larger now. Apparently this one is in the Guinness Book of World Records. If nothing else, it's an interesting bit of trivia for quilters who find a queen size cumbersome to handle. This one weighs 800 pounds and is 11,390 square feet. Now I want to see it but how??