I thought I'd employ my 2 favourite short people to be quilt holders earlier this week, and snap some shots of the paintbox pair together, now that I have them both finished and living on the back of the sofa. You'd think I'd been feeding them crack cut with pure sugar all day the way things went down...it was pure lunacy! And since we haven't had another day at home with better lighting since then, you get the lunatic pics, ha!
Back to the quilts - they ended up at 46.5" x 40" each (they are the same size, in spite of how it appears in the photos!), and they each have a different back, different quilting and different binding. I quilted the second one in loopy FMQ, which I like the look of, but I confess the concentric circles is my favourite this time around.
I do wish now that I'd bound them both in the 1/4" grey and white stripe (just a generic from Spotlight, no pedigree sorry!) because it rather steals the limelight when compared to wee charcoal swirly line art on medium grey of the other. I hand stitched the binding on both.
The second paintbox quilt was backed in white with leftover strips of solids pieced in to break it up (you can read about the back of PaintBox A here) and whilst I was initially concerned about the amount of white on quilts which are going to get an awful lot of exposure to erm, *life*, so far so good. And really, at the end of the day, that's what washing machines and napisan are for, ha! (and why I always always always use cotton batting. Nowadays, at least)
46.5" x 40"
Pattern: the blocks are made from the pattern given in Oh Fransson's Paintbox Quiltalong, though I deviated from the pattern (surprise!) and added offset white sashing between the blocks, made 84 blocks instead of 80, and split the resulting into 2 quilts.
Fabrics - front: Kona Jelly roll, Kona white, and assorted patterned fabrics for the focus of each block (predominantly Amy Butler's Midwest Modern 1)
Fabrics - back: Kona (and generic) white, Kona Tarragon, Kona Medium Grey, leftover scraps from the Kona roll.
Fabrics - binding: medium grey and white 1/4" stripe (unknown) and medium grey with charcoal line art swirls (pedigree also unknown)
Cotton batting (warm & natural)
Quilting thread: King Tut, in White Linen