I finished the top six months ago, sent it to my longarm quilter, who got it back to me very promptly. But I hand stitch my binding down and I didn't want to sit with a big quilt over my lap in the summer. I kept putting it off and putting it off, then sewed the binding on in early December and took the last hand stitches in it on Christmas day when we were all lounging around the house between brunch and dinner.
I made Ocean View using a Moda Bakeshop pattern called Simply Woven. The directions call for two jelly rolls plus some background, to make a twin bed size quilt, 72" by 96". This is what a single block looks like:
It's a real "slice 'n dice" pattern and I enjoyed making it, only botching one block in the process. My photo tutorial is here.
Karen Thompson of Greenbrier Designs did the quilting, using a swirly motif.
You can see the quilt design a bit better on the back. I used a light green and aqua batik for the backing and a turquoise and green batik fabric for the binding.
I have several WIPs from this year that won't get finished until next year, but more about them in my next post.