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.

11 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

It's beautiful, love your use of colors. And I'm glad you didn't put a border on it -- doesn't seem to need or want one. What a wonderful gift!

Debra said...

Excellent!

Exuberant Color said...

Very nice! The wide binding looks perfect. A border would have been distracting.

Libby said...

The colors are gorgeous and I love the overall layout. Awesome gift.

mhwitt said...

Count me as a fan too. It's beautiful in the picture and I'm sure it's even better in person.

Sandy said...

Here's something I did while waiting for my daughter to do her math homework.

http://www.genderanalyzer.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fstateofthecraft.blogspot.com%2F

Sandy said...

rats, the url was too long and didn't paste in right. But it thinks you're a lady. Apparently the Artificial Intelligence is firmly rooted in the 1950s.

ps, this is a stunning quilt.

LC said...

This is a very nice gift! Colors are nicely laid out, and the flannel backing will be so perfect.

Good job!

cindyquiltsOR said...

Michael ... how many different jewel colors are represented on the quilt? It is very stunning.

I need flannel sheets in Happy Valley!

Danielle said...

Very nice graphic design. I love looking at your quilts!

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