In five years of quilting, I have never made a large quilt for myself. I have two wallhangings, and my kids all have quilts, but all the others I have made have been given away.
I bought some Alison Glass Handcrafted fabric for a mini quilt swap last year, knowing I would have plenty enough leftover to make a quilt for me.
The pattern is called Small Plates, and it's from Elizabeth Hartman's first book, "The Practical Guide to Patchwork". Since it's a very simple square-in-square design, I decided to make it a little bit more interesting with a color gradient effect. Everything is better in color order!
I love that every pattern from this book comes with instructions for a pieced back!
I quilted it with straight lines on the diagonal, spaced about an inch apart. I only marked once and used the guide on my walking foot to keep the lines straight and the same distance apart.
I'm very pleased with how it turned out! It's in the dryer as I type. Finished size is 68" x 85".
I can't wait to snuggle underneath it tonight!