The top photo is the finished quilt. The red/teal quilt was the first in this little series - I had not done a two-colour quilt and really liked how the bright red and deep teal work together. The illusions in the tessellated design of the houndstooth intrigue me.
|Show and tell at Christmas|
The red/teal is still in the 'to be quilted queue', My middlest helped design the black/white/grey/red design. And came with me to the fabric store! The white fabric is a beautiful, cotton satiny material with a nice sheen, and turned out to be a bit of a nightmare to work with. Needed lots of starch to stay in shape and frayed quite a bit. I was concerned too about that white fabric and how it would quilt up. But it turned out just fine. Sometimes, apparently, I fuss too much.
I even colour-matched the binding to the border colours, a new technique for mitering those corners.
|Checking the final design - it's all together|
|On the frame - outlined each houndstooth / cat|