I got my commissioned quilt done, just in time for Christmas! Unfortunately I don't have too many pictures. The lighting here was abysmal this morning (and it actually started misting down rain on me while I was trying to get pictures. Ew! Like all (k)ats I am opposed to getting wet.) The quilt is going to its forever home sometime this afternoon, so this was my only chance for pics.
I made this quilt for an 11 year old boy with a love of the game Minecraft. Mom wanted a quilt that uses the colors of the game but would grow with him once his interests change. I used 6 different Kona solids to create a woven, plaid effect. There are 2 teals, 2 blues, and 2 greens set in 12" squares.
I backed it with a green flat sheet and quilted a plaid patten with bright blue thread. There are 2 lines of quilting outlining each seam and 3 lines through the center of each block. I had intended to do some more elaborate quilting but simply ran out of time. I'll have to revisit this technique later.
The binding is strips of the same six Kona solids. I lucked out with a request for a quilt in some of my very favorite colors :) The finished quilt measures 60"x84", intended for a twin bed.
Making this quilt was a real eye opener as far as the cost of quilting. Even for this simplest-of-all designs, the cost for supplies was nearly $100. I didn't even attempt to quantify the cost of labor.
In other exciting news this week, this showed up in the mail, causing me to literally squeal with delight. There was no indication of the sender, but I (correctly, it turns out) guessed that it must have been sent by my friend Libby who blogs at No Airplane Here. Thanks Libby!!
Linking up to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.