And then began several months of planning, designing, and sewing to get the perfect quilt. Here is the finished product:
Measuring at about 64" x 84", this quilt fits a full/double sized bed with a little overhang or the top of a queen sized bed.
Each block has the name of the house, the house motto, the houses's colors, and the house sigil. And the pattern for each block is the "King's Crown". An appropriate quilt block if I do say so myself. :)
I printed each block center on white fabric using my own home printer. It was a tedious process, but well worth the effort in the end.
The recipient of the quilt was included in the design process, helping to choose the 12 houses, fonts, fabric, etc.
I chose not to quilt in the center square so the words and sigils would be easier to read.
Since the center square measure 8" x 8", I knew the quilting around the outside of the block would need to be a little dense to compensate for such a large un-quilted space.
So I decided to free motion quilt swirls around the outside. I tried a few different designs on test blocks and this one seemed to fit the overall feel of the quilt the best.
Here is a close up of the swirly quilting.
You simply attach a strip to the front and back of the trimmed block and sew them down. Then attached the next block to the strip on the back of the quilt. Then fold the front strip over and top stitch down.
And one last picture of the entire quilt. :)