Friday, October 22, 2010
What Can Brown Do For You?
We have a policy in our house that any of the kids who need a quilt for a wedding, baby, or other occasion gift are free to look at the tops I've got finished that are undesignated, and then if they see one they like, I get it quilted and bind it, and then they pay me whatever they would have spent for the gift. It works out very well for all of us.
Tom and Anastasia claimed this top the last time they were home. It will be a Christmas gift for their closest friends. I believe I will bind it in the same brown batik as the border.
Last Saturday I got the rows assembled for this Sister's Choice quilt that started out as a leader-ender project. This was the top where I found the perfect border fabric right in my own stash.
I like this little quilt. It looks comforting to me. You know, the sort of thing you'd crawl under when you had a headache. Or the blues.
I know that most Sister's Choice blocks are made with the center nine patch being high contrast. I deliberately chose low contrast for the centers, wanting them to look sort of blurry. I believe I succeeded in most of them.
It's funny how some of the leader-ender projects get kind of egocentric and demand to be made "real" projects, and others are more humble, and patiently wait their turn.
This quilt was one of the latter kind.
Brown. Can't get enough of it!
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Friday, October 22, 2010