|The blanket's a little wrinkly with a giant fold down the middle, but lemme tell ya - it was some friggin' cold outside.... It was downright polar.|
I arranged them light corners to light corners, dark to dark, which gave me this rising/sinking effect.
To emphasize the light and dark effect, I quilted it with lines running through each dark diagonal all through the quilt and then concentric squares through the rest. Since there's no batting inside, I wanted to be sure I had quilting through each and every square, though it doesn't really show up. I decided against batting* (which made it much trickier to baste and quilt - slippy!) as I didn't want it to be too heavy for a summer blanket but I did want it to have some coziness to it, so it's backed in a Caravan flannel, which is the only thing I purchased for this quilt. It's bound entirely in leftover binding, which feels pretty good, too!
|This flannel sucked me in. I'm usually not a florals person but this one just makes me happy....|
I was lucky enough to get a copy of Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe from Audrie at Blue is Bleu. You should read her, if you don't already. Definitely a kindred spirit.
The book is great, and full of people that already populate my RSS reader so it made it that much cooler.... Thanks, Audrie! I owe you one. And by one, I mean a few. :-)
*Dana at Old Red Barn made some 'outside' quilts last year without batting and I loved that idea... You should also read Dana's blog. Also a kindred spirit.