for this mini, i decided to work with a limited color palette and what better than my two favorite colors. i knew i wanted lighter shades and move to a darker shade and these fabrics worked perfectly. plus i was able to use a few more of my Lizzy House prints along with some Studio E swirls and Cotton+Steel. for the background i used an old standby, Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Indigo.
for the quilting i kept it pretty simple with a diamond crosshatch using my favorite Aurifil color Dove Gray (#2600).
lately i have been playing around with a chunky or wide binding. this is now the second quilt that i have added the chunky binding to and i think i'm in love. the little extra binding really adds a framing quality to the quilt. i have only added it so quilts with borders, so i need try and add it to a quilt with points and try out my idea that i have. for those curious i cut my strips at 3.5 inches, stitched it on with a 1/2 inch seam allowance and it has given me a nice 1/2 binding. since this isn't so wide i still did a double fold binding.
this was just the creative outlet i needed this week as my hubby is trying a new shift at work and this has taken some getting use to.
Pattern: Preppy the Whale
Dimensions: 16 inches x 22 inches
Quilting: Diamond crosshatch
Fabrics: Lizzy House, Cotton+Steel, Studio E, and Essex Yarn Dyed Linen