27 Jul Still Thinking Positive…
I love grey and white together! I often design quilts in a grey and white color scheme (or lack-of-color scheme?), but then choose different fabrics when it comes time to make the quilt. This time, for the second version of Think Positive, I decided to stick with the grey and white. Two color quilts just make me smile! This is the throw sized version and finishes at about 51″ x 73″. The fabrics are Robert Kaufman Kona Coal and White.
If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen this picture where I was tempted to go with Berry for the binding. I used it on the back and it looked so pretty while I was quilting that I thought very seriously about doing it. Most of the people on social media (it landed on Facebook and Twitter too) were in the pro-Berry camp. However, for me, this quilt is about the grey and the white. Using Berry for the binding felt like I’d be telling grey and white that they weren’t good enough to be a quilt all by themselves – that they needed a little punch to keep them from being boring. Since that isn’t what I think, I decided to save the grey, white, berry combo for another quilt and use white for the binding as I had originally planned.
I’m playing with some new ways to photograph my quilts. It is important to me that I can see the whole quilt. What do you think of this “on the bed” shot? I love the way the light falls across the quilt. Does it seem weird to photograph a throw sized quilt on a bed? Any thoughts or advice you have would be greatly appreciated!