Monday, June 24, 2019


When I told our family friend I wanted to make him a quilt to take to college, and asked if he'd like that, he said, "Sure! Quilts are cool." Yay. So I queried him about favorite colors, and was kind of surprised at his response. Red and purple! I took inspiration from Jeni Baker's Vast quilt, and since I was working mostly with fat-quarters, I opted for 15 1/2" unfinished half-square triangle blocks.

I quilted the HSTs with a simple grid using Aurifil #2250[Red]. Though I had at first thought I would do some of the quilting in dark purple, instead I decided to focus on purple in the binding. Using giucy_giuce's Hyperbolic print from his Redux line was an inspired choice for binding. Cutting it on the lengthwise grain near the selvage allowed for a sporadic 'stripe' I found very interesting.

So the quilt finished at 60" x 75", a generous lap-size. The bright and bold colors in a simple design was a nice change of pace, and hopefully will be a nice reminder of 'home' as someone near and dear heads off on his big adventure.