As I began venturing into quilting, my husband gently questioned me (a few times) on where was his quilt? I started it back in October WIP Wednesday 2016 10 26 based on his fabric picks, and went with a classic granny square pattern I found at Blue Elephant Stitches. Her pattern was so easy to follow and constructing this quilt was a breeze.
The blocks came alive, ripe with bright and cheery solid Kona colors including Basil Green, Tangerine, Corn Yellow and Burgundy. The background was with Kona Black.
I straight line quilted it on the diagonal and chose wide lines rather than add a match stick type of quilting. The quilt has a 3/4 inch batting and my thought was fewer lines would keep it fluffy for my honey.
The Carrie Bloomston Newsprint fabric for Windham was perfect for this quilt backing. It was a warm and retro choice; now my husband doesn’t have to leave his recliner to read the paper. I chose eclectic fabrics for the binding, one with colorful old soda caps, one with a travel theme and one with dog paws (each from Joanne’s Fabrics). I sewed them together randomly and they popped nicely against the black background fabric.
Quilt finished at an impressive 80 x 90. My husband is 6’5′ so we planned carefully to make sure it covered his frame!
He loves the quilt and it was worth dragging him to the store to pick out his own fabrics. I fear it may never have been made otherwise.