In early September, a friend of mine was married. Perhaps people will eventually tire of receiving quilts from me, but I hope not. I have it on good authority that this particular friend was not going to be disappointed with a handmade wedding gift.
The colour palette is outside of anything I've done before, but I knew that I wanted to give a quilt that incorporated the wedding theme of simple black and white. To avoid a checkerboard look, and, again, to symbolize the blending of two, I was liberal with my use of grey. It worked out well, since my stash of fabrics is low on black fabrics, but loaded with greys of all sorts!
Instead of machine quilting, I tied this quilt. I love the look of it, and for a wedding gift I liked the symbolism of binding the layers together with ties. I read somewhere that people think tied quilts are old fashioned. Maybe, but there's a sweetness to them that I adore. Next time I hand tie a quilt, I'm going to try with wool.
This is the second quilt I've made from simple squares, and I'm working on a third. I love the classic look of it, and it's perfect for showing off favourite prints. And it's quick, because, let's be honest, in today's world, we don't always have as much time for sewing as we like. It doesn't make it any less special, just more practical for what is for me one of the busiest work periods.