It's that time of year! Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.
And I've got something new!
I made this quilt as a gift for my brother-in-law, PJ, and his wife Danielle. They married this summer in a beautiful outdoor ceremony.
The blocks are simple log cabins, sashed in a thin border of Essex linen blend. The fabrics include quite a few solids, Cloud 9 organics, and a few others. The grey sashing is Carolina Chambray in Ebony.
It's backed in one of my favorite Cloud 9 fabrics, Hydrangea. It washed up so beautifully! It's incredibly soft.
This is the first time I've had someone else do my quilting-- the quilt measures 62" x 78", and I wasn't sure I wanted to do it on my own machine. So I sent it off to my friend Krista Withers, who many of you know on flickr as lolablueocean. (Seriously, go to her photostream after reading this. You will be so glad you did!)She's a professional long arm quilter in Seattle and does amazing work, both personally and for others. This quilt is no exception! I pretty much gave her free reign to do something simple and modern. I love the boxy look she chose. She also chose a poly down batting that makes the quilt so lightweight and fluffy.
In order to keep the colors from being too "autumn," I decided to bind the quilt using a teal crossweave with a couple of shots of olive green.
This quilt is being gifted tonight. I'll admit that I'm always a little nervous giving a handmade gift. I hope this quilt will be used-- it was designed to be backyard, dog, and (hopefully someday) baby friendly!
Make sure to check out the other quilts in the Festival! Now back out to the snow...