Snowy Patchwork (minus the snow!)
I finally finished another one! I teased this guy on IG a lot, and I like it so much more than I expected to now that it's done.
I finished the binding this past weekend (note to future self- no binding is worth the Joann's fabric counter at 8:00AM on the Saturday after Black Friday), and, resigned to all of the forties and fifties (I'm not ungrateful, I swear!) in the forecast for this week, took photos without the snow I had been hoping for. Maybe I'll have to retake photos when we do get some of the fluffy stuff because darn it, this quilt is winter to the bone.
I started off this one with a monochromatic gray/white/black picture in my head, and I slipped in just a little bit of my favorite Kona color- Slate. That little icy blue pop took this quilt from high contrast neutral to the perfect picture of freshly fallen, stuck-to-the-tree-branches, Minnesota December snow. And I think the black keeps it just awake enough to not feel a little flat.
Like my fall patchwork quilt, I used a Carolyn Friedlander 108" print for my backing. I bought enough this time that I didn't have to piece it, so I have a nice, quiet, uninterrupted grid. As much as I love the pieced back on my Bayside, I swear these widebacks are half to a third of the price of piecing 42" quilt fabric and I love not having to sew all those big seams.
We have a fairly neutral bedroom, and I love how well all of these patchwork quilts fit in a so not-your-grandma's-quilt kind of way. As you can see, four-legged family members are also a fan!
This guy is available in my shop (the quilt, not the cat) so snag it before winter really comes!