91" x 91"
photographing big quilts
I finished quilting Gift last spring. The machine quilting was tough. I have a Juki with a larger than normal neck, but it was still hard to push all this fabric through it. Additionally, I decided to quilt in 1/4" lines of concentric spiraling outward squares at the intersection of each block. This meant I had to turn the quilt many, many times under the sewing machine. This much quilting also caused the quilt to shrink 7 inches in both directions. I should not be surprised, but I was!
Here's an indoor shot as an example:
You can see what I mean on the right side. The quilt is actually square, but it appears as though it bends inward slightly along the right edge. Some of this can be corrected if centered through the camera lens just right. I have a lot of experience doing that, and this is not my best work. However, it is still distorting on the sides because it clings to the warped design wall.
Next step would be to go ahead a buy a longer rod, which is easy enough.
The close up shot of the quilt quilting looks good in this light too!