Palette: Tan/cream/2 tones of gray/ navy. I used Cotton&Steel fabrics and their complimentary solids and did some improv with a quarter log cabin "theme" more or less. I snuck in a bit of metallic and linen and quilted it all with a light tan cotton thread. Understated, timelessly classy with a surprise here and there. Just like Bob.
60 x 60"
Fabrics (top): Cotton&Steel:
(back): longyi in 100% cotton plaid. Remnants of Cotton&Steel from the top.
Thread: Aurifil # 50 weight 100% cotton (matched top and bobbin)
Batting" 100% cotton warm and natural
Binding: 2" straight of grain
|the binding and the quilting|
Quilting: Modified Bernina #4 stitch stretched 5 x quilted on my 820 with a differential feed foot.
|pinned basted and ready to go quilting|
New: The backing plaid fabric comes from Myanmar. It's from a traditional longyi and was purchased by Bob on a recent trip. I thought it would be a nice reminder for him to have on his quilt. I washed and pressed the fabric prior to use just in case it was prone to shrinking. It's a loose weave and incredibly soft. The simple understated plaid is not unlike some of Bob's casual shirts and it was almost big enough to cover the entire back.