Long time followers of my blog may remember this quilt. It's hard to believe that it is almost two years since I finished it. Well, Jenny - the editor of Love Patchwork & Quilting - saw a photo of it and liked it, especially the 'invisible' binding. She asked if I could make one for the magazine, only bigger. So I did.
That's the original on the right, and the super sized quilt on the left. (They featured both quilts and I wrote up the pattern for both sizes.) Other than size, the main differences were the background fabric went from white to the wonderful Doe fabric I fell in love with. It works so well with this pattern, adding texture to the background and hiding seams so well.
I tried to make the larger quilt more masculine, starting my fabric pull with a purchase from Pin It & Stitch which worked so well together - though I did replace the hot pink with another fabric as I thought that might be a bit much in this version.
|Seriously, does the Doe not work amazingly well as the background?!|
I can't wait to have this quilt back home again. The subtle changes from the original colour scheme and the big increase in size just made me happy. Though it may be destined as a wedding gift. I have to decide if I am willing to give it up.