Friday, 4 September 2015

grey and cloudy days {quilt}

i haven't finished a 'big' project in what seems like forever! so i am so happy to share my latest quilt. my friend asked me if i could make a quilt for her, of course i said yes! i started thinking up all the colour schemes and then she said she wanted a grey quilt, i was stumped!


and here is the finished quilt! this was not my first idea, i went through a couple ideas before finally picking the pinwheel design...


this was my original idea, i love plus quilts and i love these two fabrics, especially that dot! but together they just didn't work, there was no contrast and it just looked really dull and blah, so it was back to the drawing board! then one day while browsing pinterest, i came across this quilt and just knew that it was the one!




























i loved the pinwheels and sashing and kept my quilt pretty similar to the pinterest quilt. i added a bluey-grey fabric from the feed company fabric line and kept the grey from my original idea. when i got to the sashing, i had forgotten how hard it was and spent hours pinning and re-pinning long strips of fabric together, luckily in the end i got there, because this quilt very nearly ended up in the 'no' pile! the sashing is kona ash, which was really hard to find, do they not make it anymore?




























with using the soft grey fabrics, i chose a big stipple for my quilting, i think it really adds to the cosy-ness factor, also stippling is my favourite! also why is it called stippling? it should be called squiggling in my opinion :)




























i wanted to keep the quilt simple and used plain navy as the backing and the bluey-grey fabric as the binding, and it was done *yay* it is now all packaged up and in the post, my friend hasn't seen it yet, so it will be a surprise, i hope she likes it :)

rachael

linking up with finish it up friday

13 comments:

  1. I love this one! Great color scheme. Kat@ katandcatquilts.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this one! Great color scheme. Kat@ katandcatquilts.blogspot.com

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  3. Your quilt is very pretty, lucky friend!

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  4. What a wonderful quilt. I like the gray, One lucky friend.

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  5. Beautiful. I've been wanting to make a gray quilt. Searching for a simple fast pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love your gray quilt. I'm just finishing a gray, black and white pinwheel quilt, lol.

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  7. A gray quilt would stump me too, but I think you did an excellent job. Beautiful!

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  8. Squiggling would be a much better name for that quilting design! I hope your friend loves the quilt, too. It has a very calm feel to it.

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  9. I actually love grey. Never mind 40 shades of green, 40 shades of the other grey, the colour grey is very restful and tones with most colours.

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  10. Rachael,
    I think that your "big projekt" i grey colours are wonderful.

    Dollandesign

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  11. What a fantastic finish! Those greys look great in the pinwheel design. Your friend will be so pleased!

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