My modern bicycle quilt is finished! It’s feels urban, 1960′s-ish and gritty to me. It’s different than any quilt I’ve made before. I got the pattern from the International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene magazine: winter 2011/2012 edition. This particular pattern was created by Elizabeth Hartman who blogs at Oh Franson. What talent! The pattern instructions were very well documented, accurate and easy to follow once I wrapped my head around something so non-traditional.
I ordered the fabrics from Fabricworm. They are all organic cotton and I’ve since become a Fabricworm fan – especially with some of the weekly specials they run. What I like in this quilt are the squares and rectangles of brightly colored prints and the way they appear to be floating on a solid gray background. Adds to the urban feel of it. Wouldn’t this chair and bicycle pillow look nice in the same room?
I DO have this thing for bikes. In fact, I have a whole board dedicated to them at The Monkey’s Pinterest site. And aren’t these bicycle glasses fun?
The only thing I changed on this quilt was the back. I used a big gray and white polka-dot pattern with an off centered strip of pieces from the front of the quilt.
Not sure I’m happy with the way it was quilted. I don’t like the swirls as much as I would have liked a geometric, linear pattern. But overall – I’m happy to have tried something new and with a whole lot of “hip.” The only thing left to do is to roll it up in my bicycle basket and take it on a picnic. With Pink Monkey, of course.