I decided to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival this year.
I have been mulling it over for a few days trying to decide which quilt to show and I realized today that I had to post my entry tonight.
I finally decided to show my Lover's Lane! This is a quilt that I started in my first quilt workshop that I took through my Guild and it was with Pat Speth of Nickel Quilt fame. It was quite an adventure for me to take a class through the Guild because I new it was going to be a bigger class and up until then, I had only been taking classes at my local quilt shop. Plus, this was with a quilter who had actually been published! I was very excited!
I think that it also might have been the first quilt that I made where I picked all of the fabric for it. I saw the Flirtations by Moda line and decided that I just had to use that to make this quilt and took myself to Fabric Shack to pick up the fabric that I would need. I really think that this quilt is what brought me out of my 'quilting shell' where I had been stuck - taking classes and making all of the quilts from the kits provided by the shop.
The pattern is Sunny Lanes from Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth.
I also entered this quilt along with my On the Way to Oz quilt into the Quilter's Guild of Indianapolis 2009 Quilt Show and I won a Judge's Choice ribbon!
Here is a different view of the pattern and the quilting. I think that this might have been one of the first 'good' quilts of mine that I quilted on my frame after I was finished practicing. It was definitely the first quilt that I quilted with such a dense pattern and I remember it taking forever!
And this picture should look a bit familiar - it is the one in my header. The quilt is one that is on my bed in the fall and spring. This was taken shortly after I brought the quilt home and threw it on the bed temporarily. The pups got themselves into it. It was almost like they missed it while it was away at the show!