I have spent this week working on a custom quilt order. You will be forgiven for thinking that I am re-posting a quilt made late last year, but I promise the pictures here are all of this week's creation. Please bare with me.
Again, I have used both standard quilting cottons and reclaimed vintage bed linens - in a wide variety of stripes - to make a simple squares quilt top. This quilt is for my customer's young son and as such I have avoided over using pink and purple stripe fabrics, although I did not think it necessary to omit these colors entirely.
The back of the quilt features a patchwork panel of matching stripe fabric on a background of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Ash. The solid backing fabric makes a feature of the grid lines created by the quilting (love!). When quilting I match the color of the bobbin thread closely to the main color of the backing fabric (in this case I used a light grey thread) and as such the quilting lines are obvious but not obtrusive.
A standard RPQ binding : : black/white stripe fabric by Lecien
100% cotton thread
100% cotton batting
The finished squares measure 4.5 inches x 4.5 inches
and the finished quilt measures 50 inches x 59 inches.
Ready for shipping.
A second finished quilt for 2013.