I finished this quilt this past summer, but only now realized I didn't get to show it off! ;)
I made this using a FREE pattern from Fresh Lemons
(such a great pattern, all squares, easy enough for even the newest sewer!)
It measures around 63" x 72"
I decided to try hand stitching this one. I used graduated floss so the color changed and color coordinated the floss to the blocks.
The backing I designed by using up scraps left from the front.
They broke up the heavy pattern on the backing well..
Close up of the backing
To date, this quilt is one of my top 5 - It's HUGE and warm and just totally amazing. Lot of love went into this quilt with all that hand stitching, definitely one i'm keeping!