Must tell the story behind this quilt before I post pictures.
About the time I joined Craftster in January, 2006, I decided I wanted to make a queen sized quilt for our bedroom. Being that it's purple and yellow/gold, I decided that the quilt had to be those colors also. I wasn't sure how I was ever going to pay for this since I was sure it would take lots of funds. I knew what pattern I wanted to use so it was just a matter of deciding on fabric. Well, it wasn't long after starting on Craftster that I discovered swapping and fabric swapping at that! I had quite a bit of fabric I had inherited from my aunt and decided that I was going to swap it to get the fabric for my quilt. So the process began. I joined fabric swaps and soon discovered ongoing swaps and made collecting yellow and purple fabric my 'obsession.' It was funny but word seemed to spread that I was looking for these colors because soon people started to PM me and offer purple and yellow fabric that they had and I noticed more and more of these colors showing up in the fabric swaps
I had a blast over about 5 months collecting my fabric and I'm happy to say that I have a very international quilt!
In the end, I used 21 different yellows and 23 different purples.
I decided that I would save all the names of people who had sent me fabric and I want to say a HUGE thanks to:
heroinechic qazicat lamamarco
fadeawaydream kaesea mata
simplyfussfree sunshyndzyne sonjaboo
ilovepaper sewcrafty superstitch
Now, on to the pictures!
This is the quilt pieced together and laying on my living room floor just before I started pinning it:
A close-up of one corner so you can see more detail:
The sewing process - not an easy thing on a regular sewing machine! and not easy taking a picture of myself sitting in the chair!
and, finally, on my bed (the colors are more true in the top photo - today was bright and sunny and it washed the color out some)
This is the first queen sized quilt I have ever made and will probably be the last - I think I'll stick to baby sized ones but I'm sure glad I did make this one