These are put on twice a year by the amazing Amy from AmysCreativeSide and it's a fantastic reason to pour a cup of tea and read until you are so inspired you run off to start another quilt (or finish one!!) -- just click the button for all the other inspiring entries!
This time I am sharing a quilt named Big Blue, which I created for my husband (this is the quilt I shared last time). I've been quilting for a few years now and had to laugh when my husband asked where his was. And I was like... yup, it's time to make him one.
His requirements were few. He wanted something big since he's a tall guy (Big Blue is about 90'' x 90''), solid colors, not a lot quilting and he wanted it for October -- before it gets cold. When I found this bundle of solid fat quarters I knew I was on the right track!
Pardon me Katie (she is our 4 1/2 year old golden), the nice readers would like the see the quilt for a moment. Although, I admit you are a cutie!!
Ah, there is it.
Made of all solids. Which is a fun first for me (going to link to TNT Thursday's at Happy Quilting to celebrate this first!). And I am really digging this color combo of ice and dark blues, grays, and navy linen sashing!
For the quilting I kept it simple as requested with an outline around each of the color bricks in a light gray thread.
The backing is a very cuddly soft minky-like fabric in a dog hair friendly cream color. And I think it's so cool how the bricks are echoed from the quilting!! Great texture too!
And there you have it. Now let's take a moment to take in all the blue quilty goodness!
Katie is always so interested when I am parading a quilt around looking for good spots to take photos. She looks so small next to it.
Awesome contrast with the crackled back top.
Hi again Katie! If the goldies can't resist it, you know it must be good!
A boy quilt needs to be properly pictured on a tractor, right? It seems only natural.
I have to laugh, this color combo doesn't really scream fall, but when you start to think of frosty mornings (grays), the evenings getting darker faster (navy and dark blues), clear crisp skies (near blacks) to take in star gazing (near white gray's), and the first bits of ice and frost (mid and deep blues)... all of those colors are in fact reflected in Big Blue.
It's really been a fun twist as I reflect on the last of falling leaves and mum's ending. There are still so many colors to be enjoyed... just have to remember to look for them! And wouldn't you know.. we had our first snow in NY last night. Only about 1/2 inch. But it really looked more blue-gray out this morning than the traditional bright fall oranges and reds. Too funny! And chilly!
Or if you look really closely at these pumpkin props... now it feels even more seasonal, doncha think?
I had a lot of fun pulling this quilt together. And I hope you had a fun time checking it out with Katie and I! Thank you for stopping in and leave a link below with your Festival quilt if you like... we'd love to pop in and say hi!
If you'd like here are some of the other related posts:
- The start :: picking fabrics and cutting
- Progress :: everything is cut out
- Construction :: it's starting to look like a quilt!
- The last sighting :: nearing the finish line
I'm linking up with these fun parties!! See you there!