Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Matt's Carmel Latte

While shopping at  Back Door Quilts in Greenwood for my birthday outing with Julie and the kids last summer, I told Matt, my 16 year old grandson, to pick out a pattern for a quilt for his bed. This is what he chose:

It wouldn't have been my first choice as it's a bit too...... I'm not sure what the correct word is.
The end result is fine from far away, but there is just too much going on up close for my liking.

I purchased only a few dark browns and the rest came from my stash. I didn't follow the pattern as it calls for you to make a strata and then cut out only six 6.5" blocks on the diagonal from it. That seemed like a huge waste of fabric for me. The amount of fabric suggested on the pattern is way too high, 13-15 yards!

So, I cut up an old phone book and strip-pieced all the blocks and them trimmed them down. The outer row of blocks was to have been strip pieced blocks cut in half, but I chose to use the border fabric. The pattern doesn't call for a border, but I wanted it larger than 76" x 76" so he could use it on  his full-size bed.

I quilted it with Square Spiral and the backing is a mottled light brown flannel.

This pattern is up for grabs to the first person that says they would like to have it. Just leave me a comment and I'll get it out to you.

1 comment:

Teri said...

Your quilt is beautiful, but I am not interested in the pattern. I am currently in finish mode.