modern patchwork. Fantastic book BTW, the instructions are very clear. The plan is for me to slowly make all the quilts in the book a la Julie/Julia. EH just remade the roller rink for a baby quilt. I heart that quilt hard core. Anyway back to mine...
The rectangular blocks had a gradation of values from light-dark-light or dark-light-dark. She used a red color palette. I decided to mix it up and have three different colorways. Blue, green, and blue-green. I also had a combination of solids only and pattern only blocks. Therefore I ended up with 6 different block types. I sashed the dark-light-dark with kona bone and the light-dark-light with espresso like EH suggested in the book.
The name, Tales from Earth and Sea came from the studio Ghibli film Tales from EarthSea. Not their best movie but I like the name. The cool blues and greens with cream and brown really reminded me of the earth and sea.
When planning the layout I decided the whole quilt could be a study in values as well, going from green to blue. I'd like to say I planned it that way all along.
values within values - maybe I should have called it the inception quilt?
Here is a close-up of the blocks and the strip binding. I decided to go with one of the blue-green fabrics I used in the top.
I quilted in the cream sashing only using loops. I didn't want to disrupt the pattern and I didn't want dark colored thread showing up on the back.
How did this dog fur get here? I just took it out of the dryer. Seriously. Please ignore.
Here's a peak of the back of the quilt. It is a gray/green geometric print from a sheet set I bought on sale at Ross. I chose not to do a pieced back because the front was already so busy.
I think it looks good with mr. stripy binding, don't you?
Here is another close-up. I love the vintage airplane fabric mucho mucho.
Mmm quilt burrito: