from Marta with Love

Love BIG

Love BIG Quilt

At the risk of appearing like a love-obsessed hippy (following a recent “feelings” post), I’m sharing with you today my big heart… quilt.

Love BIG Quilt

I’m not calling this “Big Love” like might be the obvious choice. Rather, I’m turning the name into a charge: “Love BIG.” I believe that good centers around doing unto others as we would want done unto us—it’s an exquisitely simple idea that transcends all backgrounds, beliefs, or religions. And who wouldn’t want to not just be liked, but adored. Admired. Considered. Truly loved BIG.

Love BIG Quilt

Philosophy aside, I love this quilt. It’s enormous (queen size is an enormous quilt for me), and the softest drapey-drape piece of giant love on earth. I love it so much, I actually kept this one for myself, and have napped happily under it several times this winter (and I’m not a napper! Just tells you how cuddly it is).

Love BIG Quilt

I credit the softness of this quilt to Hawthorne Threads’ minky fabric I used as the backing. I was hesitant to use minky because I thought it would make this quilt feel like it’s for a baby, but am glad I allowed my sewing BFF, Amy, to coax me into sticking with the minky. Might I feel like a happy little babe when I lie under it? Sure. But the minky by no means turned this into a novelty quilt (whew!).

Love BIG Quilt

Love BIG Quilt


Love BIG Quilt

Love BIG Quilt backing

Love BIG Quilt

Let me know if you guys have any interest in a very simple pattern for this. I have everything in a spreadsheet I’d be happy to share for free.

Happy 2015!  It’s going to be a great year.


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  • Fran

    Your Love Big quilt is fantastic! And the photos are amazing, they really show this gorgeous quilt in such an amazing way. I’d love to make one just like it & it would be so good if you could share the details, thanks.

    January 8, 2015 at 5:53 am Reply
  • Desi

    Love, love, love this quilt! You did an amazing job! Would love to make one as well. Always enjoy finding a fellow Coloradan that loves doing what I do!

    January 8, 2015 at 6:52 am Reply
  • Amiee

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

    January 8, 2015 at 8:49 am Reply
  • Emily M

    awesome! Just awesome! a queen size is enormous for me too, that’s why I never make them. I totally want a minky backed quilt though.

    January 8, 2015 at 9:03 am Reply
  • Peg R

    I would love for you to share this I have been looking at these quilts and have been admiring them Thank you.

    January 8, 2015 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Jenny

    I, too, would love for you to share the “Love Big” pattern. What a striking design!

    January 8, 2015 at 10:40 am Reply
  • 468 Ironwood Drive

    Gorgeous quilt!!! Would love the pattern, especially since Valentine’s Day is coming!!!!

    January 8, 2015 at 11:11 am Reply
  • Jessica

    Was it easier to quilt it on the long arm with minky? I’d love a minky backing but I don’t think I want to do it on my bitty machine!

    January 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm Reply
  • Carla

    This is really cute Marta. A lovely finish. Looking forward to quilting along with you in the Heal group again
    ; )

    January 8, 2015 at 8:04 pm Reply
  • Martha

    Gorgeous quilt and your photos are amazing. The minky backing add the perfect touch of softness.

    January 8, 2015 at 11:45 pm Reply
  • artcookreadrepeat

    Hi I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can check it out here:

    January 12, 2015 at 9:58 am Reply
  • Emilee

    Beautiful quilt and beautiful location! Please do post a tutorial!

    February 3, 2015 at 7:38 am Reply
  • Kayleen Kavanagh

    Hi Marta, I would love the pattern for your beautiful quilt. I just bought a used ikea table that will be perfect for your sewing table tutorial. That’s my project for the weekend! Thank you so much for sharing.

    April 27, 2015 at 9:16 pm Reply
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