Well, since my deadline for the drawing at the local quilt store was today, I was happy to stay up way too late last night to finish quilting this quilt and adding the binding. This is my 2008 Quilt Block of the Month project that I did with the class at the quilt store. It was a lot of fun. I learned some new piecing techniques each month as I worked on these blocks. Then there was always that fact that the first block was only $5 and provided I brought the finished block to class the next month the following month's block was free! You gotta LOVE that!! I was able to pick up the sashing, border, and backing fabric after Christmas for 60% off, too! I love the colors and thought I did pretty well with this one. This was also the very first quilt that I actually designed myself (I'm talking the layout here, obviously I followed the block patterns from the store each month). Anywhere, the colors are right up my alley and it was a lot of fun. This was also my first attempt with free motion quilting. Basically, that means that I made up the design of the stitching in the quilting. I had no pattern to follow or a stencil. I just kind of moved it around and had fun with it. I did do a table runner for a Christmas gift this year so in a quilt size, this was my first. Anyway, I liked it and was pretty proud!