And because I haven't got anything new and quilty to show today, I thought I'd share one of my favourite quilts. Now I can't really say this is my absolute favourite because let's face it, that changes depending on what mood you catch me in and/or what day of the week it is, but this is one I like a lot and often have hanging in my family room. At the moment, it's actually not up as something I recently received is hanging and I wanted to give this one a wash anyway - and at Christmas I hang my advent calendar in this spot, but usually, I like to have it where I can see it.
I don't have the best photo in the world of it, so I'll show the top as well before it was quilted, to give a better idea. I think this is one of my favourites not only because of the colours, but because I dyed all the fabric in it myself - the border being one of my first good rubber-band shibori pieces. In fact, the quilt was designed from the border in - I worked out how wide a border I could have using the shibori piece and built the quilt centre from that point using a design based on one in 101 Rotary Cut Quilts - a book I highly recommend for those new to quilting as it's full of fabulous ideas.