December 19, 2012

Zoo Quilt

This Alexander Henry print is one of my favourites :) I've only made a zillion zoo quilts to prove this hehe I made this zoo quilt for a friend -- the only thing she asked for was the print -- and I've decided that figuring out what to do with a single novelty print is extremely challenging. But it's fun to be challenged, and I have maaaaany scrunched up sketches to show for it :)

(And you know what else is challenging? The light in wintertime. I love the colder months, but taking pictures in the gloom is not awesome at all. I've had to bring in portrait lighting and move my photo-taking to a room upstairs that faces a different direction. Oh the things you do for a slightly more acceptable photo! Still challenging -- and I might've gotten smacked on the head a couple times by the stupid lights -- but it's quite a lot better than shooting downstairs in my grey studio.)

I had so many solids laid out... all kinds of blues, greens and greys. A yellow even snuck in for some reason. Say whaaaat? In the end, I decided simplicity was key, so I chose one of each and went with it.

And I have to say, with this quilt, I began my love affair with Kona Iron. I still love Kona Ash but OH EM GEE IRON IS THE PERFECT GREY. I have yards and yards to prove my love. Good going, Robert Kaufman!

I did a very simple crosshatch (I think I'm addicted to crosshatch quilting now...) so the quilt's super soft and cosy :)

The backing and binding are fabrics that coordinate beautifully with the Zoo print. Dots and stripes... you can't go wrong :)

11 comments:

Francis Paul said...

OH EM GEE what an awesome quilt!!!

Jeanette said...

This is fantastic, love the borders. I am totally addicted to using gray in my quilts now, best neutral ever!

mindingmomma said...

It's so bright! Perfect for a little one.

Jan said...

I love that print, too. Great job on the quilt.

Beth said...

Love it!

Chris said...

Adorable!!!!!

Sandra said...

That's a great quilt. Just needs a bit of brown.... :)

Danielle said...

Gorgeous, simple and perfect. Echo that on the Kona iron, it's the new ash. I'm also partial to Moda Bella grey - also a lovely grey.

Sharon M said...

Great color combination and design. My grays seem to look like concrete! Maybe I should try iron.
Have fun in the snow!

mascanlon said...

Such a striking quilt Audrie. Wonderful design and colors, I will be adding iron to my pile too!

Carla said...

Beauuuuutiful! Awesome choices to work with the feature print.
Solids are sure fun to work with.

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