Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The funeral pall is pieced

By the numbers:

  • 72” wide by 80” long. It has 4” extensions on either side of the arms of the cross.
  • 338—4 1/2” blocks
  • 8—8 1/2” blocks
  • 3086 individual pieces
  • 100 unique fabrics (table linens, bed linens, silk ties, t-shirts, upholstery fabrics, satin, lace, gold lame, and a sprinkling of cotton quilting fabrics)
  • Untold hours of labor by 12 women and one man

pieced pall


pall detail

For the quilting I plan to use Hobbs Thermore batting, and Superior gold metallic thread.

For a previous posting on the project, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Susan, this is just incredible! Hours and hours. And managing all those different types of fabrics. Well done. The metallic thread will be lovely.