Monday, October 12, 2009

Henry's quilt

Alright, everybody else is doing it, I'm jumping in!
When I got home with the fabric for this quilt I remember wondering if I was making a big, expensive mistake. It was pretty wild, which I love, but every once in a while I make something really atrocious. But I am so happy with how this turned out, and have used the "formula" several times since: the blocks are all fabrics that "go" together, lots of Amy Butler's Lotus and a few Japanese Echino prints. Then for the sashing I chose something that really didn't match at all but it ended up being the perfect frame because it didn't just blend in. And you can't lose with orange cornerstones...
I'm also glad that I was able to immortalize a yard and a half of this wonderful discontinued green Echino print on the back (there's a spider on it! how cool!), of which I once owned an entire bolt, and now this is the only surviving remnant.

Once again I'm apologizing for my lack of photography skills but I think it looks quite good with zebra sheets...
Here's (a really bad picture of) one I did for my nephew with the same formula:

20 comments:

  1. I love it! The happy colors, the fun lines--perfect for any kiddo.

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  2. It is amazing how when something is laid out you can feel uncertain and then seam by seam you sew and the patterns emerge and the wholeness and unity of it appears and it works!

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  3. I like it! I like the stripes for sashing, it looks really good.

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  4. This quilt somehow reminds me of men who have been very special to me. Thank you for your creative labors and for sharing.

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  5. What a fun quilt for a child-but no spiders on my quilts, yikes!

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  6. Love your sparkling quilt!
    Thank you for sharing.

    geni
    @ Loose Ends

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  7. I love this quilt - love the colors - love the pattern - love the zebra sheets too

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  8. Love this, really fun fabrics and design. I love the stripe as sashing!

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  9. So pretty! I love how you used a striped quilt for sashing

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  10. I LOVE THE STRIPED SASHING! So many lovely, lovely fabrics in there, this one really works!

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  11. The sashing looks really fun and the orange corners are so cute! You did a great job and the formula is working, keep it up!

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  12. Very cool - I love what you did with the sashing and the Echino on the back is awesome!

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  13. I think you've stumbled upon a VERY GOOD formula......or maybe you're just a genius at heart !
    Nice job, and very informative of your methods !

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  14. this is really beautiful. i love the colors and the backing fabric is gorgeous

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  15. I love this quilt! The sashing really takes this quilt to another level, it was the perfect choice. I don't normally like these colours, but you've used them wonderfully. Thanks for sharing.
    Kelly :-)

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  16. What a cheerful quilt with some very unusual fabrics.

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  17. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. You have great fabric taste! :)

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  19. Love those little orange corner stones! This is a happy great quilt!

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