Need a little colour therapy on this November day? Grab a pot of coffee and let me show you this happy quilt I just finished!
I’ve talked about the challenge to make quilts for boys on here before. Whereas I’m not an advocate for gendered toys, clothes or stereotypes in general, I definitely feel like there are a lot of fabric lines that appear rather feminine. I personally feel drawn to bolder coloured lines in general, so I’m not even talking about shades of pinks, but rather motifs which seem to include a lot of florals and whimsical designs lately. This isn’t that obvious until you’re actively trying to avoid them for a project.
So when I think up a baby boy quilt I work around a colour palette instead of a line or a designer. My initial idea for this quilt was a navy night sky lit with bright yellow stars; a plan I didn’t stick to as the design evolved (read more about the process here).
The quilt does involve the yellows and the dark blues as well as a collection of mint and orange to red coloured squares. I really like that it feels like a modern Twist on the four Primary colours, without being completely predictable.
But stars are no more! In an unexptected twist rays of starlight interwove into a golden net spun across the surface of the quilt. Magic!
GOLDEN NET BABY QUILT
finished size: 40×40″
pattern: my own, dubbed ‘Golden Net’
quilting design: straight lines, including crosshedge
fabric used: scrappy! includes Heather Givans, Lizzy House, Cotton + Steel, Katy Jones, Elizabeth Hartmann, Karen Lewis…
backing fabric: Backyard Roses by Nadra Ridgeway
binding: blank selvage fabric
Entrance Lupa! (You didn’t see that one coming, eh? ;-) ) Last weekend graced us with a day sans rain and word’s out the sun even made a short appearance. So I grabbed my crew to go out and take these photos. I hadn’t washed the quilt at that point, so I wasn’t too worried about it getting a little dirty. Let it be said though, I’m now reminded why I don’t usually set my designs on white background.
Okay, wherever you are, I hope weather’s actually nice there. If it is, let me now, so I can plan my move to your place. Until then I’ll sunbathe under my sewing light, stay quilty!
This post is linked up with Modern Patch Monday at Modern Cologne Quilters and Handmade Monday at Sum of their Stories