I overheard one of the ‘White Glove Ladies’ (Event helpers who wear white gloves to allow them to carefully touch the quilts so that viewers can see the back of the quilt. Individuals are not allowed to touch the displayed quilts.). She told another lady that this quilter took 300 hours to piece and 800 hours to hand quilt this. Calculating at 8 hours per day, that translates to over 37 DAYS to piece and 100 days to quilt – if she worked 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, it took her better than 1/2 a year to piece & quilt!
Here is a closeup – hopefully you can see some of her stitching details.