I set a goal of Father’s Day to finish this commission project, made from the suit jackets and pants of my customer’s father-in-law. I finished it Saturday, the day before Father’s Day and delivered it to the happy customer the following day.
The borders and the binding are a batik, in steel grey, slate and rust colors… very masculine, and it set the suitings off just perfectly. The center squares are two different alternating fabrics, one is a blue linen/poly blend and the other a synthetic blue suede. On the reverse is a tweedy flannel, rust colored to pull out the browns in the quilt…
I considered many different options for quilting, but decided on a straight line grid, echoing the lines of the blocks themselves. I used a grey/slate variegated Aurifil thread on top, that seems to compliment the colors of the quilt just enough.
When I delivered the quilt, the new owner immediately carried it into the formal dining room (that had served as her FIL’s bedroom before he passed away) and threw it over the back of a large, stuffed, rust leather chair–where it will live. It looked like it had been made for that spot, and I’d never even laid eyes on the room before that moment.