Or is it? What do you think? Would you label this quilt traditional simply because it uses a block-based sampler design? Or do the choices of modern fabrics from Lucie Summers, Caroline Friedlander, Connecting Threads, and Rashida Coleman-Hale make this definitely modern?
At any rate, I love how fast a quilt comes together at this stage. A few more seams, and the main part of the top will be done. I’m currently thinking about doing a narrow border in Kona Ash followed by a wider border in the Robert Kaufman Spot On, which will also be the backing. I bought this wide-back originally for a king size quilt which I haven’t even started yet, so I might as well use it here. And it struck me that using wide-back width-of-fabric for a border is genius, because then I don’t have to piece the border.
Sadly, I have had to clean up the spare room (and move everything into my sewing area, thus making it rather jam-packed) in order to allow my in-laws to visit this week, so I may not finish this top until next week. In my last post, I told you why this is no longer a queen size, but it looks like it will be about 73 inches square, which I think will be very snuggle-able for a tall young man (almost 15 years old!).
PS. I probably should come up with a more positive name, any thoughts?