I mean: TADAAAAAA !
As in 'an entire-herd-of-elephants-tadaaa'.
Please meet my first entire big (huuuuuge) quilt.
Don't ask me if this is a queen size. When I was in London the Queen wasn't there to have tea, so it don't matter much to me whether or not this is a queen size.
What matters is that it covers the whole length of a boy's long feet and body.
Because this is Vincent's quilt. Therefore the boy colors.
He did chose the red, last fall in Barcelona. Not for a quilt precisely, but he still likes it. Or else he doesn't dare tell me now.
I used some new and some vintage fabric and absolutely love how impossible fabrics (the apples on dark blue, for example, are from out of space if you see an entire meter of the fabric, but cut up in pieces they're quite acceptable. So are some of my grandparents old dishtowels.) suddenly melt with the entire piece and become not only acceptable, but beautiful.
The backing used to be a duvet cover in an anterior life, worn but not so much it couldn't stand some more years of wear and tear.
The batting is a lovely cotton/linen mix from Retrosaria. Very thick and makes lovely 'sheep' or 'snowflakes' if you leave the quilt out too long without binding it. Sheep everywhere you look. My studio and my clothes were covered in fuzz. I breathed it in, and was still ridiculously happy about it. Go figure.
Just one question remains: How do you photograph a quilt so it doesn't look boring ?