It is finally done! I promised to make a quilt for Brad over three years ago.
I chose a palette in earth tones for this quilt because Brad is an outdoors loving person and his partner is an artist and avid gardener. I thought this palette would go well in their home. Click on the photo to enlarge it.
Here is how it looks from the back.
I started with simple 3″ nine-patch blocks (niblets). Many of which are from a swap I did some years ago with some friends I met on-line; Lucy in Indiana, Kathy in Pennsylvania and Mary in Oregon. I placed the niblet blocks on-point by adding triangles, then arranged them in a straight grid alternating light and dark.
This close up of the quilting from the front, shows how I quilted a double line echo stitch on each side of the major seams using a walking foot. Then, I filled in the nine-patch blocks with organic cross hatching using free motion. I used Leah Day’s free motion “Tree Roots” pattern in the borders.
I used white Aurifil 50wt thread, which blended in nicely on the front and made an interesting contrast in the dark areas of the back.
Some left over blocks were useful for framing a simple hand embroidered label.
I am linking up with Finish It Up Friday on the Crazy Mom Quilts blog.