I’m all fired up to finally share this quilt I made for Andy. Only a couple of peeks were shown on Instagram, and Andy had no clue this was waiting for him under the tree Christmas morning, which was pretty fun.
Andy is a ” Creative Director of Video Production” and his MFA is in video and poetry. In short, this was the perfect quilt pattern for him. Betz White’s pattern and color selection provided in We Love Color (affiliate link) came to together quickly and easily. ( I discovered this pattern through Betz White’s post about it on her blog.) I decided to not make it a “quillow” like in the book, but instead backed it in this funky camera print in Andy’s favorite color (Thr3e by Cosmo Cricket – Kodachrome in Clementine).
I stole the idea for the zig-zag quilting from Better Off Thread, and I would have enjoyed quilting it on my own machine if I wasn’t having so much trouble feeding the quilt through it. Maybe my batting (Warm & White) was too thick? Or my walking foot is broken? I can’t quite figure it out. I had to literally drag the quilt under the foot at some points and the stitch length varies like crazy. Up close it definitely looks like the amateur job that it is, but it will only bother me.
I’m so proud of my Video Guy, and I’m glad I finally finding some things to sew for him. (Other than mending, I mean.)