I had a vision for this quilt that I wanted something light and airy that reminded me of fresh white laundry hanging on a clothesline – lots of whites and light greys and nothing else.
There were so many fun fabrics to chose from. I scoured online fabric stores for grey and white designs that caught my eye. A couple of these in the stack below did not make the final cut, but it was a hard decision because I liked them all so much. Sometimes a fabric just doesn’t go with what you had in mind.
I think my favorite fabric of all time is this Cloud 9 fabric called Petal Print Twig. It reminds me of a pencil drawing and is so delicate. I wanted to sort of build the quilt around that. Isn’t it pretty? I ended up using 12 different fabrics plus Robert Kaufman Kona White, which is such a great pure white.
For the quilt design, I did not want to chop up some of the fabric into small squares because I wanted to keep more of the pattern repeats, so I settled on finished strips of 2″ x 6″ with a smaller strip of squares alongside.
The finished size of the quilt is 42″ x 57″.
For the backing, I used Get Back! 108″ wide backing fabric in white and gray. Although this is a convenient fabric to use for backing because of it’s width, I probably won’t use it again because it’s too thin for my taste.
These are a couple of panels as I was working on them.
I love the binding fabric so much – it’s Dress Stripes in Charcoal by Hawthorne Threads. They have started manufacturing their own fabrics using a digital printing method. The fabric was crisp and really nice to work with.
As for the name of the quilt – Grey Havens? I’m a big LOTR fan!