January 20, 2010

Improv Patchwork

One of my best friends recently commissioned a queen-sized quilt for her bed. Initially she'd wanted a pink and grey quilt -- her sister had suggested she get something more girlie since her room was very blue.

From the beginning, I did think that wasn't quite right. I've known her for a long time, and over that course of time, we'd been roommates, gig and movie buddies, and great friends. We share a love of music that makes your ears bleed. She's mosh pit and skulls. She's RAWK.

We started looking at fabric online so I could get an idea of what fabrics she wanted me to use. And it was glaringly obvious that pink and grey wasn't going to work. After some feeble hesitation, we settled on black, red and white instead. Ahhhh... better :)

This is what I came up with; an improv patchwork. I stuck a few patches of skulls over the quilt top, and I'll add more to the binding in scraps.

While I was piecing this, I kept thinking to myself, "If I were to make her a quilt of my own choosing, this is absolutely what I'd make".

I showed it to her and she likes it. Phew.

10 comments:

angela said...

I love it! The mix of dark and the couple of softer prints is just perfect. Great improv piecing!

Vicki said...

It looks great!

CitricSugar said...

Very cool.

Jackie said...

Why wouldn't you like this one?? I love it!

Christine said...

Love!! :) Christine

Jennifer said...

Very cute Blue! Love the fabrics.

jaybird said...

yay!! nice job with the improv... & way to go with your gut & not the pink!

Aurelia said...

Love the red and black....sooo Margie!

Rebekah said...

love this! The red/white/black seems like the perfect quilt for your friend

Kelly O. said...

thought I'd send this your way...just in case you're interested...

http://sugarnspicecreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/last-call.html

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