The quilt I'm sharing this time was made for my lovely daughter-in-law, Raqhel, about 3 years ago. She wanted a quilt for their living room and she asked that it be black, taupe and cream. I'm a little more colorful than that generally, so this color scheme was a bit out of my comfort zone. But, I could see where she was coming from based on their living room. So, I resisted the urge to throw in something wild and keep to this neutral scheme. I wish I would have bought enough fabric to make two. I adore this quilt! It lives on the back of their couch and I love to visit it.
What also makees this quilt a little different for me is that I didn't use a specific printed pattern. Highly unusual for me (although I'm trying to do more on my own). I knew what I wanted it to look like and thought these colors might look good done in the Jacob's ladder block. I thought the "stripey" set would set off the colors well. I was really happy with the fabrics I chose and the quilt wound up being pretty large (I forget the actual dimensions).
I thought the striped inner border really set it off well and as you'll see I used the brown for the binding. I quilted it using the Lace Quilt EZ pattern board. The quilting doesn't look so great up close and personal in this picture, but the pattern looks great overall on the quilt.
I was thrilled with how it turned out and she loved the quilt (now if I can just get her to start quilting o:) )
If you'd like to see the parade, go to Amy's blog - you'll find lots of cool quilts and blog links!