Holy stitches I've finished a quilt for me!
Okay, I should rephrase and say I've quilted a quilt for me! My bestie, Natalie, actually pieced the quilt top. A few months back I rescued it from her never-gonna-get-quilted UFO pile. I loved all the colors and the illusion of tall city buildings...hence the name, Big City Brights! Regarding the pattern name... well, it was awhile ago and Natalie can't quite remember. She does remember it was in a magazine - I know, not much help, right? It is essentially a square in a square and two rectangles. The color placement is what creates the illusion.
So, even though I managed to save it from Natalie's pile, it sat here in a new pile. Not because I didn't want to quilt it, I did, very much so. My pile was due to lack of time -- btw, someone really needs to work on that, creating more time! Fast forward a wee bit, Janet-Lee (of MQX fame) posted that there was a need for edge-to-edge quilts at MQX Midwest. Knowing I had this awesome quilt top just sitting there waiting for stitching I thought I could certainly help out. So I squeezed (and boy do I mean squeezed) this throw-size quilt into my schedule. It's stitched in my usual eclectic-whatever-comes-out-of-the-needle style and I absolutely love it! It will be at MQX Midwest, and I doubt it will ribbon - it wasn't planned as a competition piece at all -- but, I hope others like it as well.
Here's a pic of the finished quilt as well as a detail pic: