Thursday, February 9, 2012

The quilt that doesn't match anything


Another project I kind of had finished before I left for the States. I finished the top in maybe October, sent it off to be quilted and waited for it to arrive while in San Diego so I could put the binding on while there. It's for my sister-in-law Jessica. I have a feeling she is regretting telling me to choose the fabric (she chose the pattern which I wouldn't have chosen but only because I had never done triangles before)! It's just not as cute as I had envisioned and doesn't really match her yellow walls and pepto pink curtains.
The fabric is Sherbet Pips and the quilt pattern is Little Ones from Thimble Blossoms.


I had bought a grey for the border (a Kona cotton) here at my old work and a different one while in the states and hated both of them when it came time to sew the border on. So I bothered some people on flickr asking if anyone knew of a gray that went perfectly with this line. Someone was actually kind enough to help and told me about a line of solids sold in the UK. I ordered their swatch card and when it came they gray matched perfectly so I ordered some yardage. it's from backstitch.co.uk and the fabric is 54" wide Klona Cotton (not to be confused with Kona Cotton!).

And backed in my favorite print from the line.
And here it is on her king-size bed.

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Well it stinks that it doesn't match anything but it is super pretty! I love the triangles- they look like a LOT of work!

Kelly's Korner said...

Oh, I love it! I think that line is adorable and works with little blocks.

Adrienne said...

Such a pretty quilt! It sounds like it will work, if she adds a few teal accents to the decor in that room. Love it!

jules said...

I really like it !

Corinnea said...

All I can say is, she needs to paint her walls to set this quilt off because it's gorgeous. I'm not just saying that, I'm not even over the moon about the fabric. It's cute and I like it, but I really like the way you put it together!

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