Friday, October 1, 2010

Rainy Day Quilt

I finished Rebecca's quilt!  Hooray!

Have I mentioned how in love I am with the color palate?  Dusty lavenders, smoky grays, chilly slates...  When Rebecca asked me to make this quilt for her, I asked if she had any color preferences and she said, "no neon and no yellow-ish green".  That pretty much left the field wide open and one morning I woke up and it was that kind of first cold of autumn.  I did not want to get out of bed and then it occurred to me that that was the perfect inspiration.  

I remember Rebecca mentioning that she likes rainy days, so I deliberately arranged the blocks to invoke a rain cloud or a shadow on a foggy morning.  I couldn't be happier with the composition.

The main solid on the front and the backing is Kona Ash (probably my favorite Kona solid of all time.  For now.)  Included in the quilt are two fabrics from the Peacock collection by Allison Jane Smith, Heather Ross's moons in the plum colorway from Far Far Away II, one of the Good Folks cottons called Filigree from Anna Maria Horner, a shot cotton solid in blueberry, Kona Slate, and Stripe Lilac from McKenzie

The binding is called Tealight from the Paradise Collection by Patricia Bravo.  I just did some straight line quilting and I washed the quilt after it was all quilted and bound so it would get all wonderful and crinkley.  I'm mailing it off to Rebecca and I hope she likes it.  I certainly do!


  1. I LOVE this quilt. Especially the arrangement of the darker blocks vs. the lighter blocks. Also, is that a personalized tag I see in the bottom picture? Did you have some made? More details please!

  2. Lisa, it is really gorgeous! The quilt is beautiful. Beyond, that, though, it's amazing how intuitive you are. Without any guidance from me, you couldn't have made a more perfect quilt for me!!! I almost bought one this summer that I didn't like half as much. You are really an artist.

  3. Em, I embroider my own grosgrain ribbon for tags. It's good enough for now.

    Rebecca, I'm so glad that you feel that way!