I finished this quilt about a month ago for a customer. I had to patiently wait for it to arrive to her home before showing it to you! She requested the colors blue, gray, yellow, green, and orange. She loved the look of a cross quilt (or plus quilt), so that is what I made for her.
After giving me her colors that she wanted, I pulled some fabrics for her to get her approval. Here is what I showed her.
At the time, the only orange I owned was this Nursery Versery print by Heather Ross. (I forgot I owned a Geocentric print that had orange in it, which I ended up using in the end.)
From left to right, she wanted to have #1, #2, #3, and #7 in the quilt, and she left the rest of the design up to me.
But as some quilters may know, planned quilts can sometimes take a different turn, which is what happened to me. As I started to cut and lay out my pieces, I realized the Heather Ross print (#1) was not bright enough for the quilt. I really wanted the orange to pop!
The progression of the quilt.
So how did I sneak the Heather Ross print into the quilt??? I chose it for the back!! (The orange stripes are left overs from another quilt I was working on.)
I used a gray honeycomb print from Moda that is no longer available. I did not want the binding to compete with the other beautiful fabrics in the quilt, so gray was the way to go! I snatched up several yards at Fabric.com when it when on sale for under $5 a yard. It makes a great binding!
This quilt measures 48" x 52"
Warm N Natural Cotton Batting
Pieced with Aurifil #2024
Quilted with Aurifil #2024 and Gutermann's Cotton in Gray
I love how it turned out and so did the owner! Are you a fan of cross quilts? What are you favorite color combinations? Thanks for stopping in today!
Psst - Did you see my last, most recent quilt finish, Petal Pod?
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