A Country Quilt
This one was made for someone specific. It's a long belated thank you gift for my sister-in-law. In my recent urge to finish up all those lingering projects, I finally got it completed! It feels so good!
A bit about this quilt: It wasn't too hard to choose colors and style, because her house has a cohesive country primitive style throughout. When I started out, I wasn't sure I'd have fabrics to make a quilt of this style. Amazingly, I didn't have to go out and buy a single piece. Denyse Schmidt fabrics definitely helped with this. They can look so vintage or so modern, depending on how you work with them.
I hand quilted this one, which definitely made it take longer! It was just one of those that refused to be machine quilted, you know?!
I sort of forget, but I think I debated quite a while about using the cream sashing or just making more blocks and putting them all together without sashing.
I suppose some of you would say it's pretty obviously my personal taste that influenced the final decision of this warm creamy sashing. The binding, and vintagey looking script print, is my favorite final touch since it's a bit unexpected with the other fabrics.
I'm really happy with how this quilt ended up, and can't wait to give it to her. I'm sure she's forgotten that I said I'd make her a quilt as a thank you!