This is one of my favorite quilts. I do have quite a few favorites, but this was my most time consuming quilt at the time I finished it in 1993. It was based on a quilt I saw in an issue of Quilter's Newsletter magazine and I ordered the back issue from 1982 with the pattern in it. I love the contrast of fabrics and I hand quilted it with pink thread. I sent a photo of this quilt to Country Woman magazine and they published the photo in 1995 in the blue ribbon winners section.
This is a top I finished the borders on this morning. The blocks belonged to my late friend Debi and they were from a swap in 2000. She gave the blocks to me last summer and after she passed away last month I got them out and had them on my design wall. This was her layout and her border/sashing fabric. It's a little busy, but it is a special memory quilt as the blocks were made by a lot of people we both knew.