You may remember that she lived with me last summer and helped me photograph this quilt.
She was a good sport.
So for her wedding I wanted to make her a quilt of her own. Ta da.
She's long moved out, so those are my husband's feet you see.
I'd had a few FQs of Basic Grey's Blush for a while, and when I started to pull fabrics for her quilt, I was drawn to the browns, pinks and reds in this line for her. I rounded it out with a few more blue prints from the collection as well as some coordinating solids and almost-solids. The "grunge" prints from this line look great in person, but they do not photograph well. My camera got a little dizzy, I think.
I went witha strip pattern reminiscent of the quilt she helped me photograph last summer, but using wider strips to show off the interesting prints (that's a total lie. i used wider strips because this was a quilt-in-a-week-and-i-work-full-time situation. but that'll be our secret.).
For the quilting I chose a dark grey thread, which looks cool against the red on the back, and an all-over meandering pattern. This was my first time attempting it on a big quilt, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. And it was FAST. Holy stippling batman. I did it in one sitting! To minimize my Type-A stress, I drew the design onto the quilt sandwich with a washable marker before sitting down at the machine. Easy. Peasy.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. The coordinating solids in blues and yellows pulled the palette together for me. And most importantly, they love it.
And my new quilt photography helper was a good sport, even when i asked him to crouch down (lower...lower....lower...now lean back...raise your right arm...now stay there) so I'd have a footless shot :)
This is the fourth quilt that I've made and given away. It gets easier every time.