Monday, November 03, 2008

Sara and Patrick's Wedding Quilt: Finished

So this is the gift quilt that I've been working on for the last couple of months. I finished it Saturday evening and gave it away at the wedding Sunday afternoon.

It's a fun, simple graphic pattern, cheerful and hopefully in line with the aesthetic of our friend the bride.

Noteworthy aspects of this one from a construction perspective are:
  • it went fast. Without focusing all my effort on this one quilt, I nevertheless managed to whup it out much faster than I've ever made a full sized blanket before.

  • it's the second quilt I created with the help of my "Pre-Design Chromatic Evaluation Instrument"! The two key design criteria were (a) the bride likes jewel tones on a light background, and (b) I needed to work fast.

  • The original plan called for a simple border rectangle, but I decided to scrap that idea in favor of an unusually wide binding. Hopefully, the wide binding won't turn out to cause structural problems.

  • It's backed in royal blue flannel for those chilly Portland evenings.