Freshly Pieced, posted a tutorial for a Jewel Box baby quilt, which I loved. I upsized it from Lee's 4 block x 4 block layout to an 8 x 9 layout and ordered Kona solids for the top.
While we were in Nova Scotia last Christmas, Mom, Sandrine and I went fabric shopping. Sandrine was constantly drawn to quilts made in autumn colours, and was also wearing a scarf in those colours, so I chose red, orange, yellow, green and black for their quilt.
What amazes me about this quilt is that no one would ever guess it is exactly half black.Every single coloured piece is paired with a matching black piece, and yet the black seems to take up so much less of the quilt. Those bright colours really do pop, don't they?
The quilting took me a long time, mostly because I kept putting it aside to work on other, smaller, things. That's the problem with making a quilt for a wedding gift after the wedding...there's no deadline! However, I will point out that we are still in the same calendar year that the wedding was in, so I'm declaring it done on time :)
I quilted the triangles first and had a lot of fun with this design. I marked the center point of the long side of each triangle and then just freehanded the design. That means no two are exactly alike, but they seem to work okay as a whole.
|Pardon these linty pictures...that Kona black really shows up every little bit of fluff!|
As always, I love the look of the back!
Quarter 4 list for the year (after this quilt made an appearance on three lists!). So far I've finished three of the five things on that list, so I feel like I'm doing pretty well.
Adam and Sandrine, here's hoping you have many, many years to read, watch movies and nap under your quilt! We love you both!
Linking up to Let's Bee Social, NTT, TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Finish it up Friday.