I discovered that I actually can make large quilts, as long as I use simple patterns. These are the quilts I made for my uncles. I made the quilt tops and backings and had them professionally quilted. I’m not into struggling to quilt large projects on my home sewing machine.
A big Thank You goes to the USPS: I mailed these quilts from Buda, Texas on a Saturday and both were delivered to my uncles (one in Colorado, one in east Texas) the following Monday.