Since I have contibuted (in a very small way) to this project, I got a letter from the organizers today with information on the progress.
The quilt is now finished, and is awaiting verification from the Guinness Book of Records.
The photo above shows only part of the quilt hanging on a fence. Go to
to see more photos of this amazing quilt.
A few facts:
– there were 152,636 hexagons used in the quilt
– the quilt was quilted in 20 sections on a long arm machine by Lyn Crump
– the quilt is 108.80 metres in length
– the quilt weighed 146.7kg
– it took 165 hours of machine quilting and binding
– 158 bobbins were used on the long arm machine
– 17358 metres of Bottomline thread used in the bobbin
– top thread used 26240m of So Fine Thread for quilting
the project received rosettes from the following countries Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, England, Finland, South Africa, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Hong Kong, Argentina, Cyprus, Belgium, Montevideo and Switzerland.
Photo and information courtesy of Gail Chalker and the Girls of the World’s Biggest Hexagon Quilt Challenge
A truly impressive piece of work!
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