It only took me about four seasons to finish this quilt in which I used most of my favourite colors. The idea was to have a quilt that -depending how you fold it- would fit our living room all year round, for all four seasons. We have kept the colors of our furnishings quite simple: linen, white, wood. Depending on the season I can change the whole atmosphere by simply adding different colors ind quilts, couch pillows, tea pots ;-) and table cloths. I like to use light blue and lime green in spring, all shades of blue and a little cherry red in summer, more lime green in autumn and cherry red and wine red in winter.
The quilt top came together very fast. Since I don´t like quilting so much (my sewing machine is too small, which makes it so hard to pull a queen size quilt through) the quilt was only finished this spring. So it took me 4 seasons. ;-)
The quilt measures 120x 200cm, which is (about, not exactly) 47,5 x 78,5 inch. At that time I still used the cm ruler for cutting my fabrics. It doesn´t really work to cut in cm an sew with the quarter inch seam allowance provided by my sewing machine. When you work in cm, the sewing allowance should be 7,5mm which is 0,3 inches. Trust me, it never works. Since I put away my metric rulers and cut AND sew in inch (and stopped using fabric mixed in cotton and viscose like the linen colored gingham in this quilt, no matter how nice it feels) my sewing became more accurate. I still like my four seasons quilt.
I think I got used to inches by now, even though I still wonder why they are divided by eight and not by ten? Only when I buy fabric or quickly estimate how much fabric I will need for a quilt, it is so much easier to calculate in metric measures. I still cannot estimate the needed amount in yards. But that is OK since our fabrics here a mostly 1,5m (150cm) wide and are also sold by 50 cm or the meter.
Gequiltet habe ich bei diesem Quilt in der Naht und zwischen den bunten Sternen habe ich jeweils weitere Sterne gequiltet. Sehr leicht und unaufdringlich. Ich mag das.