I loved the collaboration with my son on this quilt. He actually designed it based on his 3rd grade math fraction homework, last year. He was also the one who decided on the scale – he wanted it “big”.
Due to the large-scale size and not wanting to buy additional fabric, lead to the fabric combinations you see – Kona Pickle, Highlight, White, Sliver, and Stone.
There were actual several other design choices:
- Irregular width border
- Color Placement – Stone (which is in the bottom right corner) was too over powering to be a big triangle, so I replaced it with White and made the stone a smaller triangle. Also, I didn’t want the border to look as an additional, so the white triangle on the top right was purposely placed to break that definitive line.
- Quilting – The big decision other than the overall design was to again address the incorporation of the border. I extended the quilting lines from the small triangles through the border. The direction for each of the quarters through the border were defining the diagonal quarter lines of the square.
- The thread color matches each of the fabrics and that color continues through the borders.
- Lastly, the binding was mostly white but add color balance, I add pickle to the top of the quilt which is matched to the bottom pickle triangle in the bottom left edge. I repeated this balance on the right side binding by matching the stone triangle.
I love how the quilting turned out and its going to look amazing once its washed.
Design: Original Design by my son
Fabric: Robert Kaufman Kona – Pickle, Highlight, White, Silver, Stone
Backing: Various Carolyn Friedlander prints
Dimensions: 60 x 60″
Quilted: Straight line Machine quilted. Used Aurifil wt 50 – #2021, #5022, #2600, #2325, #2110
Linking up with Amanda @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.