My big project for this summer was this quilt for my soon-to-be sister-in-law...I've been dying to show it to you all, but I had to wait till after her shower. I didn't want to run the risk of her seeing it here first. =)
The pattern is from Nancy Zieman's book 10, 20, 30 Minutes to Quilt. It was really quite an easy pattern that used strip piecing techniques. I did however add several additional rows of blocks and an extra border because I thought 40" by 40" (the finished size from the pattern) was too small for a throw quilt. I machine quilted it with a free-hand stipple pattern with a variegated thread. This was my first big quilt to stipple, and boy was it a challenge! I've only stippled baby size quilts like this before, and the smaller sizes are a lot easier!