“It’s all relative,” is the message of this quilt. Bill and I had so much fun looking at the subtle differences between the blacks and grays used in this quilt. On the shelf all of the fabrics looked blue or gray but in the company of others, their different hues quickly became apparent. These colors also make for a great guy quilt I think. Masculine with no camo in sight. I also want to make this quilt in totally different fabrics. maybe some of the new brighter Cherrywoods or feedsack prints? Or maybe as a little boy quilt with sage greens and Wedgewood blues? Never fear, Bill has put together alternate palettes in the book so there will be no shortage of ways in which you can customize Next in Line.
I also have to tell you how thrilled I was to be able to use one of my favorite Japanese vases in this shot. I’ve had that vase since 1985 and it still looks so fresh and modern to me.