I got it into my head that I actually wanted to make two quilts along with my quilting class. I thought it would be good to be able to show them in different stages of completion, like they do in cooking demonstrations on TV. In truth, I think that was overkill and I would have been just as well off demonstrating on small scrap pieces. But hey, now I’ve got two more finished quilts under my belt, right?
I had a hard time deciding what to do for the second quilt, so I asked my husband if he had any suggestions for color schemes. Smiling and half-joking, he suggested doing a Google quilt. (M is currently employed by our benevolent internet overlords, hence the inspiration.) Well, why not? Four colors in the Google logo: red, yellow, green and blue. I had to do some supplemental shopping since my stash is not too heavy on primary colors, but this is what I came up with.
I chose a different layout for the blocks, keeping the different styles together in rows, again just to show something a little different for my class. While I probably prefer the more distributed look of the first layout, I kind of dig this one, too. (As an aside, I had a hell of a time trying to photograph these quilts the other day with my camera propped up and the remote in my hand. These were the best full-quilt shots I could manage!)
The back is mostly a great green and white print I found at Joann’s, along with a yellow solid that I believe is Kona in Corn Yellow. I quilted it according to Ashley’s Big Diamond, Little Diamond pattern. I was a little nervous when I started out, but it really wasn’t too bad on this size quilt (~50×60″), and I love the texture and interest that it brings. The very middle was a little bit funky, but I still like it.
I thought I would bind it in red, but then I found this great stripe in my stash with exactly the right colors. How could I not use it?
This quilt is, of all things, actually staying here in our house! Though my husband calls it my “ace in the hole” in case I suddenly realize someone needs a quilt…