the three day quilt
sorry for the silence, but I think I needed a little recovery time after this last project. then I couldn't share it until the fabric officially debuted at quilt market this weekend. I finally get to show you a quick (and I really mean quick), fun quilt that was seriously a last minute project.
when michelle asked for a throw size patchwork quilt, I first thought "that sounds easy" and then "omg I get to see miscellany!". I've been excited for this line since it was first announced. a couple of tweets and emails back and forth and we thought we were golden. we live in the same state, so the mail should be fast right? no, of course not. I lost out on a day of work because of the post office and didn't receive the fabric until saturday afternoon. did I mention I was trying to send the finished quilt back by that monday? I quickly got to cutting after nixing some design ideas based on how much fabric I had on hand. 225 squares later I was ready for a dinner break and to start sewing. I laid out my blocks and even timed how long it would take me to sew each row and then the blocks. I can get a little crazy sometimes.
sunday I was feeling pretty good about getting everything together, but I had to run out and getting batting and fabric for the back and binding. I chose black for the back so that the quilting would echo some of the black and white prints. the blue came from the tree print which I just love. I didn't get to start on the grid quilting until monday morning and I dropped off the quilt at the post office by 4:30 that day. thank god for machine binding! I was ready for a drink by then.
it was a crazy three days that turned out to be 20 hours of work, but it was so worth it. I'm smitten by this quilt and the fabric. I know I'll be picking some of julia rothman's fabric up once it's out, I can't decide which is my favorite print. I think I figured out why I'm so in love with cloud 9's fabrics, besides their unbelievable hand. you can tell each collection is highly edited, there are no weak spots here. I also love that there aren't a million colorways of each print; I think that some lines get a little too diluted with all the colorways. you get eight beautiful prints that work well together and can stand up on their own. a quilt of just these prints doesn't scream "collection" to me.
you can see a photo of the whole quilt and previews of each print over at the cloud9 blog.
miscellany by julia rothman for cloud 9 fabrics
backing kona black
binding kona turquoise