The 3rd "Work Quilt" is now finished...
This one is more minimalist then the previous two.
Just three different shot cottons were used. Two for the quilt top, and one for the patches.
A simple grid pattern was first machine quilted, then overlaid with another hand quilted one.
The patches are all stitched with an x inside of the border... reminiscent of a barn door.
In fact the whole quilt took inspiration from the local farm land... the colors reflect those found in the fields during the late fall and early winter. The stripes represent the various strips of land colored by the different crops. The stitched grids represent the straight, (but not perfectly straight) plowed rows. And the patches reflect the dark red barns that dot the land.
After everything was stitched and quilted and bound, the quilt was then machine washed to bring out all of its texture... that's the best part!
Below is a photo of Work Quilt #1 and Work Quilt #3 happily gracing my living room, and I'm lovin how they look, and the warmth that they add to the room.
But now I have to temporarily say goodbye, and pack them up, (#2 as well) and ship them off... for all three quilts have been invited to partake in a little photo shoot... but that is all I am telling... at least for now!
(Please wish them safe travels and a quick return!)