If you recall, I pulled this neglected top out of the closet last week to get a border on it in order to turn it into a real quilt. This was made as an RSC16 project, using the block I call "Grandma's block" in a 12-inch size. (If you're interested, a tutorial for the block is HERE.) Pretty happy that I actually did it and got the border on.
Thanks to everyone who offered an opinion on the border options, both here and on Instagram. I used a 2-inch white border, a colorful border made of 1-1/2 by 2-inch rectangles (because I cut them wrong), and then a final 3-inch white border. I think it looks awesome!
This quilt top is about 75 by 87, a good bed size. I didn't start out intending to make a quilt that big, but here we are. The fabrics are all hand dyes from Vicki Welsh, except for the white, which is all a basic Kona white. The fabrics look really rich and interesting in person, though they always look more like solids in pictures.
So here's my funny story: I was pressing the finished top so I could measure it and get a backing together when the hubs came into the sewing room. He rarely comes in there and even more rarely makes comments on the quilts. (Though he is generally very supportive!) Here's our conversation:
Him (looking closely at the quilt top): "I really like this one."
Me: "Thanks! I like it too."
Him: "It would be better if it had more pastels, though."
Me: "Ummm. . .pastels?"
Him: "You know, more traditional quilt colors."
Me: (mouth hanging open)
Him: "Maybe all one color, like a light blue. Or green. That would be nice."
Me: "I'm holding an iron here."
Is it me? Actually, since I really own no pastels, I'm choosing to think that he was telling me to go buy more fabric. Isn't that how you would take it?
|Eek! Snow on my quilt top!|
So there's my finished quilt top! I am so happy to have this one finished off. I have a great backing for it and this weekend I'll stitch some white batting remnants together so I can send it off to Diane to be longarmed. The one thing that I don't have is a name for this quilt. The whole time I was working on it I kept thinking of it as "Grandma's quilt," but I think it deserves a better name. Any suggestions?
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'll be searching for "pastels," how about you?
|It was very windy!|
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, crazymomquilts, and soscrappy for RSC18.