There's a classic scene from the first season of Mad Men, where Don Draper is pitching for the job of advertising Kodak's new slide projector (you can watch it here). This quilt reminded me of that scene, because I think it invokes a sense of nostalgia, for something that never really existed.
This quilt has evolved quite a lot from when I last showed it to you (here). The sashing and the border really change the look of it and have taken it from quite a crisp looking quilt to something a lot softer, and less orderly.
The sashing is a print I bought from the Fabric Store a while ago - it's not quilting cotton and feels similar to a poplin to me, although slightly softer (it is 100% cotton though). It's hard to tell in these photos but the background is actually a very pale pink/peachy colour, which adds to the old fashioned vibe of this print.
The strawberry print I used for the border is again not quilting cotton, but another type of cotton fabric, from Spotlight. It's quite soft and a really cute print.
I think this may be the most traditional looking quilt I've made so far. I can't wait to quilt this one - I think it's going to need to be washed to properly look finished!
Have you stepped out of your comfort zone to make a quilt that's much more traditional (or modern) than your usual quilts?