The Union Quilt is my largest quilt to date. At around 116" x 124" it is fit for a king size bed, a dramatic wall tapestry, or even possibly an area rug. I purchased the quilt top on ebay, pieced the back, and hand quilted the entire piece with sashiko thread for durability. The top is made from old suiting fabrics, while the back is pieced from old flannels and cotton fabric. I used a natural cotton batting between the two layers.
The name "union" came about naturally; the woolen fabrics reminded me of old civil war uniforms, with the lighter grey bearing a strong resemblance to the uniforms of the confederacy. The larger stars feel very patriotic to me, yet stripped of the showmanship we tend to associate with modern day patriotic memorabilia.
I have happy to sew a sleeve on the back for hanging.
Click here to see a few more in process images of this quilt.