This is the quilt on MY bed. One thing that I consider an advantage for all of us who are machine quilters is that we can USE our quilts. Machine quilting holds up very well when you wash a quilt to death. Hand quilting requires a little more 'care'.
I don't remember if I have posted this quilt or not, so forgive me if I have. This is another shop hop quilt. We were each assigned a block. We were then to take the block and a fat eighth from each of the shop's fabrics and design a quilt. This is my design. Originally, I was going to make the shop in the shape that you see with the background fabrics. If only I could show you the quilting. I used a varigated thread that actually had all of the colors from the blocks. I did ferns in the setting triangles and outer borders. I am just tickled how it turned out! (This pic is before the quilting.) I also should mention that I used Quilter's Dream Angel for the batting. Dream Angel has the feel of 100% cotton, but is flame-retardant. The flame-retardant factor did not come into play when choosing my batting....I just love the feel!!!
Until tomorrow.....I'll be snuggling under this beauty!