When it comes to picking fabrics for most of the quilts that I've made, the one word that comes to mind is safe (and possibly boring).
I tend to be drawn to more muted, complementary colors and while they're incredibly soothing, they're not what one would call bold or exciting. I often find myself looking longingly at other people's quilts and thinking "wow, I would never have thought to put those fabric together! That looks amazing!" And so when I decided to make a postage stamp quilt I knew that this would be the perfect opportunity to get out of my comfort zone of safe (and boring) fabric combinations.
|Look! She's almost crawling!|
In keeping with the idea of venturing outside of my comfort zone, I chose a bright and vibrant fabric for my backing, thinking that in addition to going well with the colorful quilt top, it'll pop when thrown on our gray couch (which is exactly where it's going to end up since it's a nice size for a throw - 58" x 54").
The binding is made from leftover binding bits from a number of other projects (I knew that I would eventually find a use for all those leftovers!) And as for the quilting, I just went with straight line quilting through every row. Yes, it's a bit boring but a girl can only change so much, right?
(And because it's almost Halloween - hey look, I'm a quilt ghost! Or is my husband the only one who found this picture to be hilarious? Yeah, don't answer that question.)