It's proving difficult to get an acceptable photo of the wholecloth quilts, there just isn't enough space in our workroom and the lighting is all wrong. I'll keep on trying though.
The pattern for this wholecloth quilt started in about 2002. I was giving a workshop on how to adapt patterns so that they could be stitched on a shortarm machine, and designed this to be quilted in a series of 6" passes, so that I could stitch it all on my Gammil shortarm. It worked well, except that I ran out of time to finish it, and showed it to the class with the side borders and the centre uncompleted.
The unfinished quilt took up just as much room as a finished one would, and this year I got sick of shifting it from one storage spot to another, all the while thinking, 'I must finish that one of these days....' Now my Statler offered the possiblity of a quick finish, so I set about adapting the pattern yet again, to allow for the bigger throat space of my Gammil Classic.
Once the patterns were finished I tested it by stitching it out at 42", so that I could use a single width of fabric while I was testing it. The first test quilt is going to be a dog bed, there were quite a few issues caused by the fabric moving as the heavy quilting caused it to shrink inwards. I experimented and changed the order the patterns stitched, and had no problems on the other quilts I did.
This is the second 42" quilt, on gold fabric, and it stitched without a single hiccup.
Once I had the patterns fine tuned, it was time to pin on the old cream quilt and add the missing patterns.
I adapted the centre design to make it easier to fit into the blank area in the middle. I made the radiating lines stitch from the centre out and back, so that I could trim them off at the edge of the existing quilting.
So after more than a decade, my wholecloth quilt is finished, ready to be bound and go onto a bed, not back into a cupboard. It's a good feeling.
The pattern for this is up on the website here and there is a 22 page pdf of instructions and diagrams. I am having a sale at the moment and the pattern is discounted by 33%, and the rest of the site is 50% off.