|Bella's trademark stamp of approval pose--that or "Give me some attention! Look how adorable I am! pose|
I'll admit I was a little worried about getting the colours right. It said to use no more than 3 to 4 colour families. Black and white were two. I had green and gold, but I'd also added in some greys as the prints were perfect for Callum who is an avid mountain biker.
The building process on the design wall...
|See the pale grey bike wheels print?! "Life- Enjoy the Ride" is its name. The white with black swirls writing is Art Gallery Cleta Translate Bike and the black with white tire tracks on it is Sun Prints Bike Path!|
I added in another very dark green; I learned from iMessaging him in the early Spring, and seeing pics of his beautiful basement he was finishing and painting from bare cement walls to finished rooms by himself, that he likes dark colours.
|Still needed a little tweaking, didn't like the bike path prints right together in two places|
Although it's not quite as graphic as it might have been with just the green and gold floating on the black and white, I still really really like it. As the eye roams around the quilt, seeing the shift from large coloured boxes to small coloured ones floating on the black and white, the double-entendre I intended in the quilt's name becomes apparent. I think this has captured Callum's personality quite well, with the bike themes and the rich colours. I used some Peppered Cottons in the top too, and wow, wow, wow, those fabrics are all kinds of delight from hand to texture.
|Finished flimsy--can you see a bit of the green Gears fabric from MacGyver's Gears for My Gearhead wallhanging? :-)|
|I did not pay one second of attention to matching the diagonals on this print, yet I am so pleased that they lined up so well!|
|I left room for his last name, but kept that private.|
The quilt is loaded onto Avril, and once I get the right deep olive green thread, I plan to do an all-over meander.
Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social.