This is one of those quilts that is hard to photograph because of the contrast in the colors, but up close those rich, dark boxes are really very interesting, something someone can look at for a while.
Some of the darks are brown and navy prints from the “Japan” line by Robert Kaufman. I love them, but they never went with anything else. The one with the gold overprinting is “Cultivated Cottons” from Andover. There’s some “Madrona Road” orange in there, and a couple of In the Beginning fabrics I forgot to check before I cut up
I’m happy with the way the back came out. It’s very warm looking, with all those browns, but also very interesting.
The quilting… I like what it did, but I wish it were a little more accurate. It does give a lot of texture. It also brings the aqua back into it and brightens it up. I guess I am just used to using very fine, blending thread, so this looks pretty bold to me, but there it is. All in all I’m happy with it.
I’m sending this off to Luanna’s 5000 quilts for Hurricane Sandy campaign. I know it’s almost spring, but there’s still a lot of cold weather, and they keep running out of quilts.
I’m linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.