December 4, 2013

A quilt in non-colors

This is from an email from my daughter, Carrie, who lives in North Carolina:

"I've been thinking about a quilt and I think I want to go with non-colors. For example one dark charcoal gray fabric on the back; on the front have a quilted pattern of whites and off-whites, maybe pale, pale, pale pinks and yellows, too. Then have the stitching in a white thread so it would be subtle on the front, but dramatic on the back. Maybe in a floral pattern. What do you think?"

After her son Brett received his quilt, she asked if I would make her a quilt about the same size (twin).  I said sure, just let me know what you want.

These are the fabrics I've pulled together.  I think there's a good balance.  The gray and white stripe will be for the binding.  I thought that would tie the back and front together.

I'm very smitten with this quilt image, I think it's from Fall Quilt Market, but I'm not sure:

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I think I may try something similar with squares and HSTs.  Of course with the "non-color" fabrics it'll be very subtle.
May your bobbins always be full,


  1. That is from this fall's quilt market! It's Anna Maria Horner's. Love the scheme you are working with!

  2. Wow! I think that's going to be very beautiful!

  3. Those are going to be perfect! Thanks mom.


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