Well that was fun. I had a really great time with this quilt from start to finish. The fabrics and colors are bright and quirky, and I will remember the shop in Portland where I got them with fondness. Ah a house full of modern fabrics... how awesome. Also, this is the first time I struck out to design (I use the term loosely) a quilt of my own. It's not like the patchwork blocks are anything new, but even though it is simple I hope I added some of my own (developing) style into this top.
The backing print from Ikea was quite a find. It was on great sale and the gray and geometrical feel are perfect. I'm picky about my grays, too. I quilted enough to hold everything in place, but not so much that the quilting added to the busy-ness of the front. The diagonal lines through the blocks with a straight shot across the linen stripes was actually Dave's idea! I was going to do both sets of diagonals, but when I finished this first direction I liked how it looked like lanes on a road to me. The bikes have somewhere to go! Kudos to him as well for modeling.
I finished it all off with binding in Metro Dots. I didn't realize how much I like this print. I could certainly use a set of all the colors! Zigzag binding a la Rachel made fast work of the binding; I finished up after work one evening and have been waiting for free time with sunshine to take pictures. The wedding isn't for a week, so I get to have this lovely thing cheering up my home for a bit. Lucky me! Also, preview below of another exciting finish from this week. Woot.
Update: linking up to Sew Modern Monday