Happy Monday Everyone!
Did you have a good weekend?
Ours wasn’t nearly as exciting as I thought it was going to be. We got a call on Friday night that my brother and his wife were headed to the hospital to have their baby. It turned out to be a false alarm, so no baby yet. Other than that, it was too cold outside to do anything. In some parts of Minnesota, it got to be -40 below, which means it is actually painful to step foot outside. Instead the house got cleaned and the binding got done on my first project with the Artful Home fabrics.
Can you believe that I almost didn’t have black in this line? I added it as an after thought . Some of you may know that ALL my early quilts included black and in the last few years I have gotten away from using it. My philosopy on black is that it provides such nice contrast and helps make the colors around it pop.
Case in point . .
It matches my dishes well, don’t you think?
Here it is in my dining room. It matches so well with the red, black, and white – and it should! The whole idea behind this line was to have something to decorate my main living area with – Something that would pull all the colors together.
Now I just need to get a few more quilts finished with this line. Remember in my last post how I said something about having 3 or 4 quilts to show you? That didn’t happen this week. The problem was I started like 6 new quilts, which meant only one got finished. In fact, I just put this binding on last night during the football games . . .
It’s probably my favorite binding stripe ever. I know I say that a lot, but that is what happens when you have a stripe obsession.
Just in case you are wondering about the pattern, it can be found in my Livin’ Large book.
Here is the original colorway, done up in some beautiful Amy Butler prints.
The book also includes a pattern for a larger quilt featuring that design.
I think the new one is my favorite though, but then again, I might be a little biased!