My sister and her husband spent Tuesday through Friday at my house, and we had a lot of fun - visiting, eating out, gambling, and quilting.
A local long-arm quilter had Marilyn's Crown Royal quilt ready, so Marilyn spent the evenings tacking the binding while watching the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers play in the NBA playoffs.
The photo, taken before the binding was completely tacked down, gives you some idea of how stunning this quilt really is. She used 156 Crown Royal bags (the bags make up one of the arrows in the Hunter's Star pattern) that a friend of her husband had collected. The man commissioned Marilyn to make the King-sized quilt.
The black blocks in the corner are also Crown Royal bags, but they are velvet.
Update: I've had several people ask questions about the quilt, so I asked my sister to provide specific information about how she made it. Here is what she said, "The CR block is 8 inches finished. The square that has the CR name is 4 inches finished. When cutting the square with the CR if I couldn’t get a 4 ½ in square, I sewed a piece on to make it 4 ½ in square. I had 5 different sized bags when I started so some I couldn’t get the 4 ½ in square so that is why I added. There are four 2-inch finished HST in each 8 inch finished block and one 4-inch finished background square. It is the Hunter Star pattern, but I used HST triangles instead of the original Hunter Star Pattern. I used two fabrics plus fabric in the bag. Hope this helps."