Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I finished my quilt!

It's a very simple quilt.  I like it a lot.

Here it is spread out on the floor

It looks okay that way but it really shines when it is being used and and is rumpled, which it usually is.   I've made several lap quilts that are "John" size.  It I make them wide enough to accommodate his length requirement, the quilt gets very heavy for lap use and is bulky to fold and have around.

 I also love Vicki's gradients.  I like to use them whole so I have a width restriction.  Function versus form.   The quilt looks funny as a "rectangle" but it is never a rectangle unless I am photographing it flat.  I decided it was more important that it looked good when it was being used or rumpled up or folded.  It looks fine in its normal life.  Nonetheless, the odd rectangle shape bothers me.  I am always threatening to shorten John's legs....


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I didn't realize how big it was until I saw the last photo!

Joy said...

I think he enjoys your quilts no matter what size!