I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family - Gingham Rose. She has taken a long time to be born. The quilt was started when I saw the 'Gingham Rose' collection from Moda in my local quilt shop. What a stunning range. For those of you that have been quilting for a while you might remember this collection. I started piecing the quilt top late 2003 and only finished putting the binding on this week. Needless to say I am pretty chuffed with myself for having got it finished.
I am pretty sure I had bought the bulk of the backing fabric in 2004 but I didn't have enough so I raided the stash. I had a local long arm quilter quilt it with various designs. When I send a quilt out to be quilted I add the label before sending which has been saving me some time and ensuring that the quilt ends up with a label. If I am doing a pieced back I add some homespun so that becomes my label and then I am not sewing on a label later.
Sorry about the photos but try as I might I just couldn't capture a 'great' shot.