This is my first time participating in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival. It's an online quilt show that she hosts. Such a fantastic idea. If you want to be inspired, head over there and click on some of the beautiful quilts to see more!
My quilt is one that I just finished. It is special to me because it's the first quilt I've made for ME! So far everything I've done has been for a challenge, for someone else, or for a class. This one was all mine.
This is also the biggest quilt I've ever made. Here's the full shot, it's 98" square. Queen size - for my bed, yay!
I fell in love with this Amy Butler line of fabric and originally planned to make something else. I realized that the patterns weren't going to be able to shine enough in that quilt and changed my mind. This pattern is Eleanor Burns "Summer Porch". I added a few non Amy Butler fabrics to my stash and here's my quilt! It still needs a name though. Any ideas?
Here's a detail shot. You can see more of the quilting (which I did not do).
I usually piece my label into the backing. Mostly because if I don't, I never get around to adding a label. For this quilt, it was originally not square and it was huge on my bed. I pulled out one line of quilting and made it square.
That line is now in the back of the quilt! And the quilt fits my bed perfectly.