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.
Looks fab and you are right about the Doe fabric. I love how you quilted it too.ReplyDelete
I think after 20 years it might be a bit late for a wedding gift but I'm not opposed to a late gift. 😂😂😂ReplyDelete
I thought you'd been clever and pieced all that low volume fabric. Turns out you were super clever and used that amazeballs Doe fabric! *g* I remember the fab binding from the original - nice to see it again and it's big brother!!ReplyDelete
It's a gorgeous quilt, no wonder Jenny wanted it in her magazine! And great idea to applique the back, much easier!!ReplyDelete
I love it! Good choice for the background fabric.ReplyDelete
Looks fantastic - I love the background fabric and the depth the darker colours give it.ReplyDelete
great fabric choices. The Doe actually looks like it's an LV background pieced.ReplyDelete
I do love Doe. I bought another fabric in that line to use for background fabricReplyDelete
Hi Susan! Both quilts are so beautiful! Fantastic that you have the pattern in that great magazine! I just saw the other day the Doe and it is really good! x TejeReplyDelete
Congratulations - both are lovely and how fun to have your quilts so beautifully styled. I never could get the hang of draping quilts over chairs and such.ReplyDelete
It's an absolute stunner S! Totally worthy of this publication! JxoReplyDelete
Really love this Susan - I want to make a quilt for each of my teenage sons and this is just perfect!ReplyDelete
Love this quilt! The quilting is impressive!ReplyDelete
Love the Doe background on this!ReplyDelete
Its a fabulous quilt SusanReplyDelete
Great quilt and well done for getting it published! That Doe fabric is new to me and as everyone has said it is a really great background for the crosses.ReplyDelete
So brilliant. I love this design. I am hoping my sister still subscribes to the magazine for me as I think this may be the pattern for my first son's quilt which I need to make by August!ReplyDelete
Both these quilts are wonderful and it is so nice to see your quilts featured in the magazine.ReplyDelete
Oh, it's a keeper! Don't give that pretty away :) Gorgeous choice in colors and quilting. I am delighted, as always, to see you in print my dear!ReplyDelete
I love it and the background fabric is a fabulous choice! I also love the quilting!ReplyDelete
hahaha not impressed with my own supersizeme but your rocks!ReplyDelete
I think I need a plus quilt, I have some plus cushions that I made from the Pillow Pop book and this would work beautifully with them. xReplyDelete
Love it!! especially the invisible binding, works so well with this design.ReplyDelete
I can't decide which version I love more. The binding is really clever and you are right about this Doe fabric - such a perfect background (although the solid one looks great, too).ReplyDelete
This is one of my favorites if your makes and the invisible binding is brilliantReplyDelete