I'm completely sorry that I ducked out on you guys for a whole week with no notice! Unfortunately I can't promise that it won't happen again - we're in major crunch time with all things related to my sister's wedding and it has completely consumed my life. And when things get busy, the blog is usually the first thing to go. Personally I would rather just abandon cooking, but I don't think my toddler and husband would be very happy with that idea. Three more weeks and I will have my life back!
So anyways, not only is my sister getting married this summer, but my sister-in-law is tying the knot as well. Her bridal shower was this past weekend, so I can finally reveal the quilt I've been working on for her. I apologize for the haphazard photos. I seriously ran outside and threw the quilt on the ground at around 7:30 at night so I could get a couple of shots before wrapping it for the shower in the morning.
Basic specs: I used the Picnic and Fairgrounds line by Denyse Schmidt (the same collection that I used for Phoebe's dress), and the pattern is called Small Plates and is from Elizabeth Hartman's book "The Practical Guide to Patchwork". FYI - This is the best darn book ever for someone who wants to learn how to quilt.
I used a couple leftover scraps on the back, and all of the white was from a large vintage sheet.
After looking at these photos, I realized that I never ended up washing this quilt to get it to its nice, crinkly goodness stage. For me, that's one of the most satisfying parts of quilting. I wonder how batty I might seem if I ask for it back so I can give it a good round through the washer :)