This is the first quilt I've made for our bed. I'd been thinking about it for some time and last summer I realized my stalling wasn't because it's giant in size but because my husband is color blind. The majority of colorful fabrics I hoard collect are shades of brown to him and I wanted to create something that he could truly enjoy. Knowing that he can see shades of blue and orange best, when these Cotton + Steel prints came out I designed this quilt and snapped up the fabric with his help. To me, it felt neither too masculine nor too girly. Plus, tigers, lions, horses, geometrics, arrows and florals all appeal to both of us.
The pattern and tutorial are in Quilt Now Magazine issue 18; it wound up on the cover! It's available here at Fat Quarter Shop.
It arrived home from the UK the other day. We love sleeping under something I've created. You can see a little bit of the backing fabric in the folded back part (top right, above). I created it as a whole-cloth quilt with Paint Dot in Cloud Pearlized from the Paper Bandana Collection by Alexia Marcelle Abegg. It can be flipped over if we want a temporary change to shimmery silver grey. Melissa Kelley of Sew Shabby Quilting long-arm quilted an all-over pattern of peacock feathers that have a slight wood grain feel to them. I've already washed it and it shrunk up just the right amount. We're so glad it's home.