My cousin received her quilt today! I'm happy it worked out to be a Valentine's Day delivery. I was worried it was turning out a little too blue, but I think it turned out very nice in the end.
The quilt has a red, white and blue look to it, which is actually awesome. Long story short, when we lived together in college my dear cousin had an obsession with all things Tommy Hilfiger who was doing everything red, white and blue. We had red, white and blue everything...all the way down to the shower curtain and silverware. Every Fourth of July I call her to let her know I'm thinking about her when I look at the decorations.
I think the colors blend nicely and make for a modern twist on our old theme. It turns out her new bedroom has turquoise in it, and it matches pretty well! Bonus!
One of the best parts of this quilt was remembering all of our good times while I worked on it. We don't live very close to each other anymore, but she is like a sister to me. We could not speak for a month, but as soon as we do it is as if no time ever passed.
This was backed with flannel. I just can't justify not backing a quilt with flannel. It is so cozy!
I quilted this one just like the last one, so I stitched in the ditch and cross hatched across the squares. The fabric really had a nice fray to it after I washed and dried the quilt twice. I even had to trim a few spots that got a little too frayed. I like that about this pattern though. The raw edge applique makes for a lot of texture and personality. I know this quilt has gone to someone that will appreciate it. I'd like to think someday her son's wife will inherit it and complain that the colors are dated, and what were people in the 2010's thinking mixing aquas and reds. **Fingers crossed!**