When I compare this quilt to the Western Kaleidoscope, I've noticed how even though the same fabrics were used in both quilts, the feel is completely different. I think this one has more of a "cars and tools" or "mechanic" vibe, rather than western. Maybe it's because the other one had so much more tan and this one has more gray.
Now that I really think about it, plaids are remarkable that way, in that they can take on several different moods- western, cars/tools, campy, nautical, preppy. There might be more, but none are popping into my head right now, and I'm pretty sure I'm way over thinking this anyway.
I backed this with Kona Iron, and added a chambray stripe through the middle, just to break it up. The binding is Kona Rich Red, which I'll probably do on all four memory quilts, just to give a little continuity between all of them.
As much as my eyes are tired of looking at the manly plaids, I am extremely pleased with how my stippling came out on this one. I've really been working on more even spacing, and though it isn't perfect, I'm continually improving. Also- not a single, solitary pucker on the back. woo hoo!! :)
I'm all done with plaids for awhile! My sewing cabinet is getting a makeover this week, then I get to dive into the delicious Marmalade bundle that just came in the mail yesterday. I swear, I was so giddy when I opened it that my husband thought I had cracked.
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