Saturday, July 19, 2008

In search of the RIGHT purple

After a lengthy search, I have finally found the right combination of purples for this quilt. The darker purple was the fabric that I had trouble choosing. I found it patiently waiting for me in a small Amish quilt shop in Holmes County, Ohio. After making it up in a small version, I have decided to go forward with plans to make a queen size quilt in the same colors. The smaller one will be hand quilted and set aside for a baby quilt in hopes of grandchildren someday.

Earlier this year my mother asked if I would make two quilts for a friend's grandchildren. The first one went together fairly quickly and was quilted and bound in a few days. The second quilt needs to be for a little boy and I couldn't decide which block or pattern to use. After visiting the Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum in June, I decided that this was exactly the quilt and colors I needed for a little boy.

My version of the quilt measures about 50" x50" This quilt will be marked with cross hatching and machine quilted and bound in dark green. I've chosen a dark charcoal colored thread for the quilting and a Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon batting. The backing of the quilt will be a cream muslin.