After giving away one of my favorite quilts, I decided I needed to make one for myself. I decided to go with a blue, red, and brown color scheme, because it helps to tie together some of the colors that have made their way into our living area. And so, the Blue + Red Stacked Coins quilt was born!
I made the front the same way I made the other quilt– the pattern calls for a very wide border, and I like that. I think it sets the coins into proportion and is pleasing to the eye.
I also love, love, love the way the back of this quilt turned out. I had extra “coin” strips left over, and I needed to use some extra fabric to stretch the rest of my kona coffee to fit on the back. I decided to use the blue fabrics I pulled for the binding, and to sew them into strips framing the coin section. I arranged them in color order, going from darker to lighter to draw the eye in, and I really love how it turned out. I’m definitely thinking about backing future quilts in this same way.
This past weekend J and I went out for a hike with Simon, and I convinced him to be my “quilt model” so I could snap a few photos of my quilt in its natural habitat. Er, something like that.
I directed J to one of our favorite hiking spots, where there would be plenty of opportunities for photos. There’s an old dam over the river, and bridges and trails. The thing about Simon is that he’s afraid of water. And bridges. He loves trails, though!
The other thing he’s afraid of are metal grates– if we pass one on a walk, he will avoid it at all costs. So when I walked out onto the overpass atop the dam to get a better view of the water, Simon wanted nothing to do with it.
I can’t blame him, I couldn’t look down too much, either– there’s something about seeing the water under me feet going over the edge that gives me pause.
It was a great day to get out and get some quilt photos!