Inside there's a zippered pocket and a pleated pocket which closes with a snap (or you could use Velcro). Next time I would use an extra layer of interfacing on the flap just to give it a little more body.
View of the back:
Here's a close up of the main fabric. It's Paisley Peacock by Hoffman California & I'm already working on the scraps!
Pattern: Celtic Crystals by Jerry Stube & Maria Pate
Size: 84" x 84"
This is another quilt which Lainey Wilkins & I have completed together. I pieced all the blocks and assembled it to the edge of the dark purple. Lainey added the final border, quilted it on her longarm and did the binding. Lainey's offering it as a block of the month at Galena Bay Novelty Fabrics (www.fabricandwoodideas.com). I think the biggest challenge was trying to get the quilt to hold still in the wind to get a good picture :)
Pattern: Slices of Sunshine by Jessica Levitt from the book Set the Table
Size: 16.5" x 62.5"
This is my version of Slices of Sunshine and I love the way it turned out. It was especially bright and cheerful after all the fog we've had recently. I pieced it a little differently than the instructions called for because I already had a stack of 2.5" yellow strips which I wanted to use. I used white thread and quilted in the ditch horizontally and then 1/2" on either side of each seam line as well. It was a lot of stitching but well worth it.
On the back I used a yellow and white gingham print.
This is the first of what I think will be a series of three. It has been waiting to be finished for quite a while and, just by chance, the dragonfly brooch, which was my grandmother's, matches perfectly.
The others in the series are in the "unstarted" stage so I'm just going to hang this one and enjoy it on it's own for now.
Even though I've already missed the first meeting of the year, I've decided to join the Nanaimo Quilters' Guild. I've missed being a part of a guild the past two years. I read their newsletter online and one of the monthly program events is a nine-patch swap where you make and submit 12 identical nine-patch blocks in a pre-determined colourway. I got busy and made all my blocks for the whole year (dark blue, turquoise, purple, green, rose, & burgundy, all with cream). Now all I have to to do is figure out what I'm going to make next year with all my swapped blocks!