This is my entry for the two colour quilts category in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival running for the next couple of weeks. Thanks for visiting!
I made this quilt as a wedding gift for my friend and workmate, and it was a joy to take this conceptual sketch...
...and these cut up squares of fabric...
to a finished quilt (maybe trimming all the half square triangles wasn't such a joy....)!
I was really thrilled with how the quilt turned out, and my friend seemed to like it too. With wedding quilts, I like to try and steer away from super girly fabrics, because I want to make something the groom will like too. The front of the quilt works for this, but I just couldn't resist this floral voile for the back.
The sun was going down as I took these photos, so the quilt looks darker here than it is in real life.
Quilting with voile was a little bit trickier than backing the quilt with regular quilting cotton, but not much. I did end up with a very crinkly quilt after it was washed and dried! I have to say, I was a bit worried when making this quilt, because I hadn't asked my friend about it (I wanted it to be a surprise), and it's a bit nerve wracking making a quilt when you're not sure the recipient will like it. It was definitely worthwhile though - I really like giving my quilts away to friends and family.
Ivy says green is a very flattering colour for her... Hopefully my friend's cat is getting some quilt snuggle time too!
I couldn't resist sharing these out-takes from the photo session. I often get members of my family to help me with quilt photos. They are very good about it, and I really appreciate the help they give me. Sometimes, though, the quilt photography assistants have a mind of their own, which makes for some funny photos to look back on!
Pattern: My own, inspired by this quilt from Red Pepper Quilts.
Finished Size: Approximately 62 inches square.
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Ice Frappe and Clover, tiny pops of Philip Jacobs Rambling Rose in Green for Westminster Fibres.
Backing: Flora and Fauna voile from Spotlight.
Binding: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Clover.
Pieced and quilted by: me, on my domestic sewing machine.