I finished stitching the binding on this quilt over the weekend. The pattern is Strait of Georgia from More Fat Quarter Quilts, by M'Liss Rae Hawley. My friend Sarah, in Iowa, sent me the packet of FQs early last year, as they reminded her of me. If you don't know me well, just know that I adore animal prints. I switched the b/w zebra stripe FQ out and put the dark greenish one in its place. The pattern was easy, though I did have to piece some of the light green patches. I guess that particular FQ had been cut skimpy. I like the way the skinny orange border looks, and the wide border is a really neat looking fabric.
I had the local fabric shop do the quilting, and chose a wool batting. Wool batting is my favorite batt to pick, it's so soft and drapey. We've already put the quilt to use, and it's very cozy. Looking at the photo of the full quilt I think I should have arranged my blocks a bit different, like going from dark to light from the center out. Either way, I'm happy it's finished and that this quilt is for my own family. I will think of Sarah every time I use it, and that will make me smile. :)