It's amazing that my last quilt photo shoot and this one were taken with just a few days in between, one on the beach in Virginia and the other back here in Potter County. I finished this Making Rows quilt up just before we left last week for our Thanksgiving vacation, I brought it along, but decided it was meant to be photographed right here at home. I toted it with us on our recent trip to the tree farm, it was cold and snowy, but with isles of dark evergreen Firs, Pines, and Spruces as my backdrop it was so beautiful & perfect!
This quilt is made using a combination of my go-to quilt as you go method and the panel style of qayg that I shared a tutorial for after finishing my Autumn Herringbone Quilt. Of course this quilt of rows can be done without the quilting as you go, but it's so fun and is just too quick! Plus I love to see the combination of the dense straight line quilting and the decorative stitches I added all with a white Auriful 50wt!
I had chosen these fabrics inspired by my son Kaiden's entire wardrobe of almost all black, grays, and reds. It was a little risky, since he had asked for either a "Hunger Games" or "Harry Potter" themed quilt with suggestions so specific they gave me a tension headache. But with two quilts still to make in these next three weeks, I decided I couldn't take it on under my time constraints. Being the sweet kid that he is, he understood, and when I shared with him the beginnings of his quilt -- he was thrilled!
Most of the back is finished in an 100% cotton flannel shirting fabric in a red and black plaid that Kaiden loves to wear! When I ordered this print I didn't read that the width of these particular fabrics is 41" and so my calculations were off. That same day I noticed my mistake Lindsey posted some flannel houndstooth she was hoping to destash on her Instagram and I jumped, lucky me! Another reason I love Instagram!
Once we flipped the quilt to get those back photos both the wind and snow started picking up, so the rest of my close up shots turned out to be too dark and blurry to share. This is a quilt that I do love just as much from far away. Sometimes that doesn't work out, but this time some of the far away shots are my most favorite!
The rest of the night was spent picking out & setting up our Christmas tree, and of course the decorating that followed! My favorite!!
Yesterday after school I snapped these photos of Kaiden with his finished quilt. I bet you can imagine how great seeing this felt! There's nothing better than seeing a quilt you've made being used and loved, is there?!