This commission has been in the works forever! My client wanted a quilt that was mauve and sage green, which aren’t my usual colors. When I have a commission, I always want to put quilts out there that I love, and so that I can stand behind them knowing I did my best work. When this quilt came along, I knew I had to find a way to make mauve and sage green work with my somewhat modern aesthetic.
I finally found fabric that I knew would work for this quilt–Garden Party by Blackbird Designs. The fabric was a jellyroll and a piece of yardage, so I had to find a way to turn it into something queen size. I chose the pattern called Basket Case, and then I built out my borders. (Side note: Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew writes a great pattern— and I’m VERY critical since 75% of the patterns I read are so poorly written.)
But my favorite part of the quilt is the back. Yes, definitely the back.
Now I have to figure out how to make a king size double wedding ring using the colors red, blue, green, and yellow work for me. That’s going to be an even bigger challenge! Suggestions welcome.