Oh my stars, it is coooold. I feel worn out just from being cold – it has almost frosted the past few nights, and no, we didn’t turn on the heater. Matt wants to wait till December…we’ll see…
But speaking of oh my stars, I am excited about fall colors in this fall quilt! Matt points out to me that it is Virginia Tech colors – burgundy and orange – as requested by the bride. I was actually fussing back over the binding color for ages – worried that it was too crimson, but decided that umm, that’s crazy. Burgundy and crimson differences aside, it was the right color for the quilt.
I have been thinking about how modern quilts often don’t have borders – this one sure does! It’s been a while since I made a quilt with borders and I was a little puzzled how to quilt it. I went with more straight line quilting, as I like the way that hangs, and this one is intended to be a signature quilt and this way the signers will have straight lines to sign if along – if they want to sign along the borders.
Ok, the back is looking really Virginia Tech to me. Matt and his sister both went there, Matt says he doesn’t really care about the sportgames, but he always seems to know when OSU or VT win at their sportball. I went to a tiny liberal arts school and essentially majored in activism, so I really am just learning about all this team spirit business.
Another color thing only a quilter could care about – I used kona pfd for the centers of the stars and kona bone for the rest. I was hoping for a subtle glowy effect, and I wish I’d gone with an even whiter fabric and maybe a few darker cream patches to emphasize it even more.
I have always loved every kind of star quilt, and this one is no exception. I could look at this pattern all day. I don’t know if they show up in the pictures, but I used Anna Maria Horner’s fabrics for this, and the colors were so rich I felt like I could dive right into them.
Sort of like the beautiful rich colors this fall!