I just finished up this set of three lap size quilts. There were supposed to be one big king size quilt for my bed, but after I cut all the fabric and had some of it on the design wall, I was not crazy about the colors. My bedroom walls are chocolate brown just like the ladders in the quilt and it would be lovely on my bed, but it just isn't me. I guess I'm not a flowery kind of girl! I didn't think my husband would like it either.
So I also didn't like the matchy-matchy of the rows in the original pattern. So I started changing things around and came up with these three quilts. They are all quilted with a different pattern, and they all have different binding. The back is the same on 2 of them, but we'll get to that in a minute.
Binding - Orange
I like the top on this on the best, it must have been the first one I did.
The back would have looked better with a brown binding, but I was digging through the scrap bin as it was for more fabric. I like my backs to match the front as much as possible, so, as I did with all three backs, I used what I had. The large piece of brown is a different color than the front, so couldn't use it for binding.
Love the quilting on this one! Now don't think I'm a great quilter...the pattern is really forgiving so long as you keep your motions smooth and flowing. Didn't really have to stay on the lines to make this look good.
Binding - Scrappy
Quilting - All That Jazz
Scrappy binding came from the back of the first 2 quilts after I trimmed them. I think it's better than the orange, but still not my favorite with this back.
I really wanted to do a free motion fire pattern on this quilt, but thought jumping straight to that would be disastrous! So I used my fire pantograph instead.
Binding - Brown
Quilting - Free motion loops and flowers
This binding is the correct brown and looks great with the back. I had enough fat quarters left to put them on the back of this one. Then I split up the rest of them for the other 2 quilts. This is my favorite back!
I thought the loops and flowers would go nicely with the flower prints on this quilt. It was much faster to quilt this one, but it doesn't have as much quilting as the other ones.
So, which one is your favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know!