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.



  1. Fran says

    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.

  2. Desi says

    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!

  3. Peg R says

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

  4. says

    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.


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