Another plus of custom orders is making something that pushes you out of a comfort design zone. You know the one where you use up all the favorite colors you go to each time. Or a design that keeps in line with the HST's of most my finished quilts! This quilt was that for me. A new color palate that is so rich with the bright green, yellow & aqua with pops of red. Reminiscent of the tropics in a blue blue sea, sandy beaches, lush foliage and hints of flowery reds.
The front is simple patchwork squares with a yellow boarder & aqua binding. The back is strips in warm/cool gradient of the same colors. I drew inspiration for this quilt from Red Pepper Quilts and did the quilting in the same way as Rita would have, simple lines in a grid.
I enjoyed making this quilt with a friend in mind. I hope her family enjoys it for as long as it lasts!