This is a gift for a wedding we attended out East on our vacation. It was a beautiful wedding for two very special people.
One of the recipients of the quilt is legally blind, but can discern simple, bold patterns. That was a big factor in the designs for this quilt.
The quilt is reversible -- marriage equality symbol on one side, star made of equilateral triangles on the other. Both sides were made with Kona Cottons.
On so many levels, this quilt is about equality so I've named it All Things Equal.
|Marriage Equality symbol side|
|Machine quilting close up|
The matchstick quilting took a long time, but the texture is so worth it. Plus, because you don't have to worry about quilting precisely straight lines, it becomes a rather meditative process. I've only done matchstick quilting on one other quilt (Seeing The Forest) and found that it's quite a bit stiffer on cotton than on shot cotton. I think it will loosen up with more use and washing though.
But what to do about a label for a reversible quilt? I didn't want a label taking up space on either of the sides. Finally, I settled on writing my name and the date in permanent fabric marker on the binding. Much less information than I usually put on a quilt, but I'm okay with that.
Finished size: 60" by 60".
I'm linking this up with TGIFF!, which is over at Pippa's Patch this week. Let's head on over to check out the beautiful finishes!
I'm also happy to say that this was one of my goals for Q3 of the 2013 Finish-A-Long with Leanne at She Can Quilt. Yay!