One of my favorite color combinations is gray and yellow. My new kitchen floor and backsplash are examples of that, although with the yellow turned way down. Add in a warm brown, and it really helps with the rather washed out falls and winters around here.
So when we got our new living room couch a while ago, I inevitably chose a rather gray toned brown fabric, to go with the accent walls my sister painted yellow for me.
But a new couch demands a new quilt, right?
I actually made the top last winter, and pinned the quilt sandwich in my school library the day I had to stay late for evening graduation back in June.
But then my beloved Juki had to go into the shop to repair a broken part, and ended up having to be mailed back to the factory when the injury proved serious. It was gone all summer, and my Brother machine, while excellent in its way, doesn’t have the harp space or the heavy duty power to quilt easily. So the WIP waited until summer ended and the Juki finally returned.
By this point, I really needed it to get done, if only to reclaim the pins. I have enough projects sandwiched and ready for quilting that I was running out of the curved safety pins. Only a small pile remained.
I auditioned a few thread colors: gray, variegated, a dark brown. I liked the dull gold of a 50 wt. Aurifil best for tying all the fabric colors together. I chose a fairly simple quilting, just double echoes of all the seams, so it went fast. As you can see in the photos, the quilt is made up of 10” squares, half square triangles, and four patches of 5” squares. Not at all fancy, but bright and rich colors that I love together.
Add a binding made of the remnants of the backing fabric after trimming and it is exactly what I wanted for keeping warm on the couch.