Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday Finish: The Blues X and + Quilt

One of my favorite people on Instagram is Kristi @71stitches. She works at Ruby Street Quiltworks in Tumwater, Washington. You really should follow her feed as she has an amazing eye for fabric choices.

On more than one occasion I have asked her to kit one of the quilts she has shown in her feed, which she has graciously done. The most recent one was what I call The Blues, an X and + quilt using a pattern by Brigitte Heitland, along with her fabric line, True Blue. The border is a light blue essex linen.

I made most of it during my stay with my friend Trudy at the end of September.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it--I don't consider myself a "blue" person, which may make you wonder why I have made so many blue quilts this fall. But then I remembered that our son and daughter-in-law had recently gotten a new blue couch. As soon as Darby was finished quilting it, I did a speedy machine binding and took it over to them. Thus, I the pictures I took were with the light I had available--not ideal.

I'm very happy with the way it turned out. And apparently our grandsons are happy with it as well. Isn't this the best reason for quilting?