And there was much rejoicing! This is my biggest quilt I have attempted yet - it's queen size. And gosh was it difficult to photograph. Even the fence wasn't tall enough to display it fully.
Of course a lot of my fence photos looked like this:
I think... and this is a big statement... this is my favourite quilt yet.
I love the pattern (French Kisses by Tracey of Traceyjay quilts - and currently on sale!)
I used a lot of the scraps to paper piece a sampler strip for the back of this quilt. And thus my love for paper piecing began.
You can find more info about the various blocks in this post.
When it came to the quilting (which you can see a bit in the above photo), I went with simple. It's a lot of work wrestling a queen size quilt through a regular size machine! So simple was definitely the way to go for me.
The fanciest touch was FMQing little flowers in the centres of the diamonds.
I also made up a little label to attach to the quilt. I should have thought it out a bit better and actually made it a part of the backing fabric, but... I didn't think that far ahead. So I winged it, and just stitched it to the back. Not perfect but it does the job.
Okay, I did get her an actual Mother's Day present too, but it's a great excuse to wrap up this quilt and give it to her to show her how much I appreciate her! I mean it's a queen size quilt. That's a lot of appreciation and love. ;)
Linking up with M-R at Quilt Matters for TGIFF :)