I haven't seen their San Francisco digs ... but her mom said think lots of blues and grays ... so i was at least pointed in the right direction!
I had personally fallen in love with a quilt that I made my sister last year and wanted to try a variation of that one ...
I started laying it out on the design wall ... and it looked too boring (top photo below) ... so I then added a little "new-growth green" and it was exactly what was needed to spice it up a bit.
On the other quilt, I had used gray as the main solid ... which I loved, but wanted this one to pop a bit more ... so I used Kona white instead.
For the back ... I over did it as usual. I have this "thing" for backs ... I LOVE piecing them and usually go overboard with something that adds little value but takes up a LOT of time. In this case, I probably added 3 hours of time to the quilt for something that is visually appealing, but probably not interesting to many people besides me < sigh >. I used Kona white on the top third of the back and Kona ash on the bottom two thirds.
I bound it with Botanics in blue by Robert Kaufman, with one strip of navy solid on the long side to ground it a bit. I quilted it with overall meandering pattern with white cotton thread over the entire quilt ... hoping to get that scrunched up crinkle that I love so much.
If I had made it for me, I would have probably preferred the kona ash that I used on my sisters version ... but for this young couple just starting out ... I think the white was definitely the right choice. Hopefully K and here new husband will find it handy as the fall chill starts to hit the air in the coming weeks.
Hope you're having a great week out there ...
All the best,