You will probably all have no trouble guessing who this little project is for just by the color pallette... it will be late (surprised? probably not...), but definitely made with love. The recipient knows something of the details, so I don't think I'm spoiling too much here. In fact, I'm thinking of involving her further in the process. Here is some of what has been completed thus far:
This quilt is an exercise in perfection. The strips are cut to 1.5", to be 1" when pieced, and each of the little joins must be done perfectly so that the illusion of continuous vertical strips is a success. I have ripped and resewn many times, and my teacher always points out when I'm 1/2 a stitch off. But, in some ways, this project may be just right for my anal tendencies... The piecing is actually going relatively quickly - especially when there are no pesky points to match. It's really a very modern quilt - I think even more modern than my "Unfinished Business"... But I'm really fond of the red/white combination and all of the intended or unintended references to traditional American quilts. I'm still auditioning backing fabric for the quilt, including the 2 seen below. I'd love your votes on these - hate them both? like one more than the other? have something totally different in mind? I'd love to hear opinions, especially from the intended recipient (and you know who you are!). I'm liking these because of the softness and curves - in juxtaposition with the linear and ultra-graphic front.
More wip here.