Saturday, January 17, 2009
My brother's Quilt
I love Kaffe Fassett quilts. I love the way he uses color and prints fearlessly. I love that his quilts are not perfect, he is not aiming for perfection.
I started this quilt a long time ago, I bought all the fabrics with the Melon Balls by Lucy Prior Lucy design in mind. It's a pattern from Rowan Patchwork and Quilting Book Number 4. I have most of the books in this collection, in fact most of my quilting books consist of this collection. Even though this quilt is not by Fassett it follows his aesthetics. The colorway I chose is very different from the original quilt, I wanted dark rich colors to give the quilt a middle-eastern sort of feel which I hoped the gold in the fabric would add. I'm very happy with the way it turned out, it is always nerve wrecking waiting to see if what one envisions comes true.
Image from book
Well my brother and his wife got to see the finished quilt top at Christmas and now they will be receiving the finished product. I hope they like it!
The color of the backing is truer in the photo below, the quilting was done by machine.
I attach the binding on my quilts initially by machine and then fold it to the back and finish it by hand, I just like the way it looks done this way. I also don't do binding on the bias unless I have to deal with curves.