many moons ago, i started a quilt using wonky log cabin blocks from quiltdad's tutorials. the piecing was great fun, and i fussy cut some of my favorite fabrics for the centers of the blocks. i used an old black duvet cover for the sashing and my design was inspired by many of the gorgeous quilts i've seen in the fresh modern quilts pool. i put the top together, pieced the back with some pretty quilting fabrics and used cotton/wool batting. i started quilting it with straight lines using my old machine, but the quilt was just too large to be manageable. i eventually gave up out of frustration. quilting on my singer was physically tiring and too much of a chore to be any fun. i set aside the quilt for many months, figuring that i would someday get around to finishing it, but not knowing when. when the horizon came, i wanted to try a larger quilt and figured that this half-finished one would be the perfect first try. the quilting was an absolute breeze on the new machine and i was done with it in an hour or two. i used kona cotton solid for the straight-grain binding and before i knew it, the quilt was completely finished.
it's a bit small for our queen sized bed, but now spicy and i each have our own individual quilts to curl up in. he has a habit of stealing my covers (one night he actually ripped my quilt off of me as i was sleeping). and this one is quite a bit larger so it's more suited to him. i think i actually love the back more than the front.
if you can't tell from all the babbling, i really love this quilt. it wasn't the easiest thing i've ever done (though it should have been) but it was a labor of love.