I've been wanting to make my mom a quilt for a long time now. I finally found the perfect pattern. Here china dish pattern is a pretty blue. She has them displayed in her living room and I wanted the quilt to match that. So I started collecting blue fabric that spoke to me as "her".
Here is an "in progress" picture; the blocks all layed out in my living room waiting to be sewn together.
I hand quilted the entire thing. That was a huge job. I can't believe how long that took me. Here is a blurry, up close picture of the hand quilting. Not too bad for my second try at it :).