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March 13, 2012

Helsinki’s Cathedral, Finland

Photo copyright Peter Norris of Boxford, Suffolk

Unfortunately, there isn’t much information about this amazing photo. Research regarding this mega afghan has been difficult to obtain, especially since no one at Blue Sky speaks fluent Finnish.

Here are a few basic facts. This is the Helsinki Cathedral, located in Helsinki, Finland. It was built in 1830 to 1852.

This astounding yarn bombing is the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest crocheted patchwork quilt in the world.

Attempt…

This is not the largest crocheted patchwork quilt in the world.

Who made the largest and why?

Regardless, this is yarn bombing at it’s best!

Photo copyright Stefan Bremer, 2011




2 Responses to “Helsinki’s Cathedral, Finland”

  1. March 15, 2012 at 9:50 am Becky says:

    According to guinessworldrecords.com The world’s largest patchwork quilt measured 200m by 170 m, 25,100 sq. m (270,174 sq.ft) and is called Manta da Cultura (Patchwork for Culture). The project was carried out by Realizar – Eventos Especiais, in Portugal on 18 June 2000. Phenomenal!

    • March 16, 2012 at 9:59 am katie says:

      Thanks Becky! I wish I could find a picture of that one too.