He is not picky when it comes to his quilt; he wants blues, gray, and yellow and likes every quilt pattern I have shown him! That leaves me a lot of leeway, so I decided on flying geese for two reasons - I have been wanting to make a quilt with them for some time, and because they represent direction - changing direction, choosing direction - and that's exactly where he is in life at age 19. I have a layout in mind and plan to design it in EQ7. There will be a rainbow-y quilt on every bed in the house!
Meet Architextures Crosshatch - My Subtle Rainbow Version! Brown, oranges, yellow, greens, blues, and black. The blue on the bottom of the stack is the backing, and the large gray piece is for the quilt top background and binding, with the rainbow pieces for the flying geese. The gray piece is an extra-wide piece which was cheaper to buy than regular yardage since I need so many yards.
Now, do you really want to see what the fabric looked like when I received it? Okay, here goes. This was the pile of fabric exactly as it came out of the bag. Seriously. I won't name the company, but there it is on the box! I only buy from this company when it saves enough money to justify doing so; every other quilt shop packages orders better than this. The coupon made me order from this shop; really, it was the coupon's fault.
Craftsy now has Crosshatch Extra-Wide Backing in black and white. It's perfect for my GRAVITY quilt! I like this option much better than a solid gray or black, plus, I won't have to piece yardage together! I'm all for that!