The finished quilt measures 72" x 99" so it is a generous twin size, and this pattern was really easy to size up (fyi- I started out with 30 complete blocks, in case you want to tackle this pattern). Since several have emailed me to ask- you can find the original (free) pattern HERE, which explains how the quilt is constructed (including photos); however, I changed the measurements slightly to make the pattern fat quarter or yardage-friendly, since I rarely use precuts. My measurements (and cutting diagrams can be found HERE).
Now that the quilt is all finished, I love the addition of the gray and white even more. I feel like just that little bit of neutral fabric really keeps the purple and gold from being overwhelming. In another context, I would refer to this color as yellow, but we LSU fans say that our colors are purple and gold, rather than purple and yellow.
I kept the back simple; just Kona Purple with a wide stripe of the busiest LSU fabric. I quilted it with white thread, and I love how it shows up against the purple. There was a time (a long while ago) that I would shy away from really dark, solid backings because I worried about the contrast showing every single imperfection in my stitches, but these days I am more comfortable with my quilting, and as it turns out, these high contrast backings are really some of my favorites.
The binding is Kona Corn Yellow, and it frames the quilt perfectly without adding any extra pattern. My first instinct was to put a gray binding on the quilt to pick up the gray in the top, and I really struggled with the decision; but my husband's reasoning won out when he reminded me that gray is actually not an LSU color. As it is, I think it mostly just blends into the front, which is good, and it really pops against the back, which is fantastic.
This one has already been shipped off to my friend, and I can't wait to get his reaction when he receives it!
Alright! Last week's party was filled with lots of awesomeness, so check out some of my favorites! This string quilt from Kris at Sew Sunshine is so beautiful, and I love the contrast of the bright colors against the weathered barn in her photos. Amazing!
Chelsea at Patch the Giraffe linked up this pretty Picnic Pinwheels quilt. I love it!
and of course, the fact that I am a sucker for a rainbow quilt strikes again, so I can't help but feature this Rainbow Patches quilt by Myra at Busy Hands Quilts.
Y'all just amaze me week after week! I can't wait to see what you have going on this week! Time to party!
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