This quilt is very special, not only because it has found a home with such a wonderful family, but because it is constructed with the blocks I made in my beginner quilting class. There are five styles of block: rail fence, square dance, 9-patch, 9-patch variation, flying geese, and log cabin. We used the book Start Quilting with Alex Anderson for our class. I made this quilt out of a fat eighth bundle of Oasis by 3 Sisters for Moda. The sashing is a white on white floral print that I found at the quilt shop. The backing fabric is something I picked up in the clearance section of Fabric Shack.
After basting the quilt i used masking tape to help me with diagonal line quilting. The lines are definitely not perfect - again, I don't have a walking foot. Regardless of how strait the lines are (or aren't!) I really like the way the quilting looks and makes this one feel.
I know this quilt is getting a lot of love! I skype with Elaine frquently and she likes to show me the quilt that "her sister - Anna" made for her. I am so happy she likes it!!