I have just finished the quilt I am making for my son Felix's 21st birthday! Regular readers will have been following the progress of this quilt but I will just fill in any Quilt Festival visitors.
Lynne's Penguin book quilt, and then Jacob came up with the idea of the colour picker. I was so pleased because I realised this would be very simple to make!
I also love the fact that we all had a hand in designing the quilt.
I bought 4 different Kona charm packs and some charcoal and snow and got to work playing with the colours. You can read more about this part here.
Jonathan thought it would be a great idea to finish the top as if it was a classic Mac screen, so we did some research. This is sort of what we were aiming at...
Jonathan did get a bit involved with the accuracy, working out the exact font used and scaling it up to the correct size. But I did have to explain that I didn't really care if my black lines were the correct number of pixels or not!
I wasn't too sure about this idea originally so I didn't commit to it with the piecing and ended up needle-turn appliqueing the strips on afterwards. We realised we should have a word in the middle so decided to put 'Felix'. I was worried it might look a bit naff, so I just quilted it in 6 strands of grey embroidery silk, and I think it is just subtle enough!
So I quilted with regular cotton in the ditch of the colour squares with an echo square. Then I used perle 8 in as matching a shade as I could manage (thanks Liz Allen for the extra, lighter colours!), in the snow sashing, with bigger more 'sashiko' stitches.
I am SO pleased with the way this turned out! Such a simple but brilliant idea and I KNOW Felix is going to love it. He has been away travelling in India and the Far East with his girlfriend, Emma, for nearly 9 months now. He is due back in June, but his birthday is not till August. But now I can put the quilt away safely finished. And I just know that he NEVER reads my blog!!
Don't forget to head on over to the Bloggers Quilt Festival. And thanks so much Amy, for hosting this wonderful event again!