I finished this large quilt for my customer Jeanne a couple of weeks ago now, and I just love the bright, happy colours in this quilt. I think it was about 84x124 as Jeanne wanted it to be large enough for a pillow tuck, and to reach the floor all around on a single bed.
Jeanne had already chosen the "Tickle" pantograph design directly from my website and left the thread colour choice to me, (this was an order arriving in the post) and I chose a lovely muted gold which blended very well across the whole quilt - not wanting to fight with the bright colours in the quilt. I had considered a peachy orange too and I think both colours would have looked equally as nice, so as I couldn't decide I laid the two colour choices and walked away from the quilt for the day, and when I came back into my studio the colour which I thought looked the best was the gold, sometimes it is good to see something with fresh eyes, but usually first choices are the best choices instinctivley. So gold it was.
This design seems to be often overlooked when being chosen for a quilt pattern as it appears to be large scale however it looks just as nice on a smaller size quilt as you will find out in my next post.
Jeanne phoned me to let me know how beautiful she thought her quilt had turned out. I just love it when I make a customer happy. A happy customer to match a happy quilt.