Well, I suppose since I've seen so much of it, I'll try to join in. I'm submitting a quilt that I just finished last week. I wouldn't say it's my favourite I've ever made, but I didn't make it for me, and I'm still very pleased with it! To check out the blogger's quilt festival, click here!
I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for Diane from fromblankpages. She is the one who designed the celestial star quilt that I recently finished. This pattern is called candy wrappers, and it is a foundation paper piecing pattern.
I am a registered nurse at a small hospital, and the way our schedule works for full timers, we are paired up with a full time LPN. My amazing partner, who has been nursing in some way or another for 40 years, is retiring this month. I wanted to make her a quilt that I could finish by the beginning of November, so I decided that this would be the perfect opportunity. She had seen the pattern (my printer is on the fritz so I had printed it off at work) and commented on how she liked that it looked like there was a cross in the pattern.
She is a woman with a deep faith that has been apparent in every aspect of her life, and has such a servant's heart. So I decided that I would try to make this with attention to the cross in the middle.
The fabrics are persimmon, modern neutrals, a bit of Lotta Jansdottir, and a few others including some 3 sisters stuff I had in stash.
I did a FMQ design I've done before, maybe something like a peacock feather? I was thinking of quilting in a way to draw attention to the cross, but wasn't happy with any of my ideas so just did an all over design.
I machine bound it following Red Pepper Quilts' tutorial again, definitely my go to now!
The backing is a 3 Sister's print I had from a sale at my LQS. I am still not sure if I like it but I felt it went well with the quilt.
My only mistake was that I didn't put a sleeve on it to hang it as it is intended to be a wall hanging quilt (24" x 24"). I am thinking I'll just get some heavy duty velcro. And I guess I lied about that being my only mistake because I wanted to make a label for the back and didn't, but I think I could still fuse one on.
That was a lot of writing, so here is Abby having a good time on the grossest chair ever. That quilt was a wedding gift from my talented Aunt!