I am happy to announce that the Plain Spoken quilt top has finally become a quilt!
I am in love. I actually quite enjoyed making this the second time around. I posted previously about how reading the instructions really helps you get things right (duh!) and everything went so well with this one.
I used the same colours as the previous quilt top because I had so much fabric from that one left over. The backing is the same fabric as the other one as well, only it's in a pale grey which I think ended up working better than the brown. Less contrast.
From a distance, the pattern almost fades away.
The thing that sets this quilt top apart from the other, and also makes it one of my favourites to date is the quilting. I tried something new and adventurous for this one. Straight line quilting! (okay, not so new...) I had done straight line quilting before, but sparsely and intersecting. With this quilt, I did organic (read: not always straight) lines approximately 1/4" apart, across the whole top. Oh man, do I love it! It adds so much texture and yumminess to it I couldn't stop touching.
As previously mentioned, this quilt is a present for my husband's cousin Tara and her (soon-to-be) husband Stephen. They are getting married in Ottawa on October 30, and unfortunately Joel and I aren't able to make it. It was such a bummer when we figured out we couldn't go, but we wanted to send them a special gift, so voila - Plain Spoken II.