Monday, December 2, 2019

Double-Sided Quilt

While I was sifting boxes last year I finally found a quilt I made almost 20 years ago for a full-size murphy bed. I made it small for the murphy bed, it's more like a twin size.
I decided I'd like to make another quilt like it, but larger, for our queen size beds. Since it's about $180 to get a queen/king-sized quilt machine quilted I've decided I'm going to start making them double-sided. 😃

On one side it will be a Fall quilt based on my earlier design.
I spent quite a long time trying to find some fabric that would work. I finally found this discontinued print on eBay for a really good price. These boxes are 5" square.
Harvest Gathering. Designed by Color Principle for Henry Glass & Co.
This is a nice quilt design because it uses small amounts of different fabrics.
This is almost the final fabric palette, though I did pull out some of the brighter yellows and add some lighter yellows to blend better with the beige background of the block fabric.

My preliminary plan for the other side is a Winter Quilt. ElectricQuilt can't deal with rotating the border print the long way, so it looks funny in the plan.
The centers are made of a metallic angel fabric I've had in my stash for years. The greens and reds are also fabrics from my fabric wall. The sashing and outer border will be made from a stripe fabric I ordered on Black Friday.
I haven't received the fabric yet so my plan is still subject to change.

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great plan! It's like getting two for one! Glad you found a use for some fabric you already had. Enjoy!

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  2. Hmmm. Not so sure. How will the quilter be able to quilt a pattern that works well for both sides of the quilt?

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    1. I'll probably use Fall Melody (or something like it) from Anne Bright Designs that I think will work for both. https://annebrightdesigns.com/product/fall-melody/

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