My DH really likes this one because he feels like it is more "masculine" than what I usually make. I am not crazy about the colors but I am still glad I pushed myself out of my comfort zone a bit.
For the quilting, I decided to try something different.
In each place where the blocks come together, I made a free hand flower. Then I outlined each "bowtie" to add definition. I really love how the quilting turned out. It was a lot less wonky than I thought it would be!
What's really neat is how you can see the quilting on the back.
Very cool. It was definitely fun to test out someone else's pattern and give them feedback. I've always admired the quilt tester (Laura Boehnke) from American Patchwork & Quilting--she does some great stuff using different color schemes to really help you see the possibilities of a quilt. Hopefully Ebony can use my finished quilt to give people an idea of the options.