My niece in North Carolina is getting married in June. It's the first wedding in our family in quite a while, and I am plenty excited. I love weddings. And isn't a wedding gift a great excuse to make a quilt? I think yes!
Not knowing what the couple's home decor looks like, or even what my niece wants it to look like, I wasn't sure where to start. But after a little snooping around her pinterest boards I did get one home decor clue, the color blue is apparently favored.
I decided on Swoon by Camille Roskelley (pattern available here), it felt like the perfect choice. Am I the last one to make a Swoon quilt? Maybe so, but if you haven't made one, I highly recommend it. Anyway, thinking about the color blue, and wanting to stay away from flowers and feminine prints, all the Sketch Basic blues came to mind. I used the same color formula for each of the blocks and always kept the deeper-valued blue in the same position for each "star", to keep them all visually weighted the same. Also, my version cuts the side star blocks in half (the "sliced" part). Just a personal preference, but I do not like to use square-sized quilts, it just feels like an odd size, but I'm probably the weird one here.
It's well-documented by now that I really love a design that just runs off the edges of the quilt. So this one finishes out around 54" x 80".
The back is pieced with the scraps of Sketch and Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill "Historic Tile" in Citron. Straight line quilting (I would space them farther apart next time) and Essex linen/cotton binding.
Here's hoping it will loved and used for years to come!