After moving to California and renting this past year, Tim and Krista are ready to buy a house. I originally made this quilt in 2006 for their master bedroom in NC. This quilt needs a new home!
I had Krista pick out the focus fabric and the pattern first. With them living in North Carolina, she had to trust me to pick other colors to coordinate. The blocks are foundation pieced but by now you know paper piecing is not my favorite. Because of the king size, I decided to make patterns, piece and then square up. You can't tell but they didn't always line up. For me it really simplified and sped up the process.
The pattern is from Quiltmaker March/April '97 called "Party Whirl"
The border came from Pieced Borders by Judy Martin and Marsha McCloskey, a great resource.