The Shoe Maker's Children...
...have no shoes!! Well at least this quilt maker's son has one quilt, although it wasn't quite completed when he was born.
This quilt was really hard to photograph! It's a very 'soft' looking quilt. This idea of subtle gray and cream strips came as a round about idea from my original plan to make a pixelated heart quilt. I do really like the finished quilt, although I still have the urge to make him something bright and crazy too. I consider this his 'good' blanket although it gets used around the house all the time too.
I backed it in a cream flannel because I didn't have anything in my stash that didn't overpower or clash with the quilt top. I hand quilted on the diagonal both ways.
All along I knew I'd be adding a pale minty aqua for the binding. I'm not capable of making a quilt with NO color!!
Just a little side note: Because I love nothing better than a well wrinkled and softened quilt, I throw this quilt in with my light colored wash loads quite often. I figure that the sooner it gets that soft broken in feel, the more it will be loved. I'm not about preserving my quilts, but rather about beginning the disintegration process as quickly as possible;)
I realize this is crazy when you consider the amount of hours that are invested in a quilt, but this is really my quilting philosophy and is a large part of the reason that I love this form of creating. I'm so happy to make things that are pretty, but so very usable and tough.