She's pieced on both sides because she's going to be tossed around as a living room throw.
The other side.
This quilt is meant to tie together the twin red sofas and chartreuse drapes. The final stop in the living room style is a new wall color.
I marked no quilting lines - I just quilted in circles guided by the quilting hoop. The hoop, borrowed from my friend Jeanne, allowed me to quilt on the go.
I dragged this quilt everywhere since summer 2010. It's not even a twin size quilt and it took me so long to finish - at this point, I'm not eager to handquilt a whole quilt again.
Now it's home on the sofa for good, a satisfying finish to 2011.
Next year I will start a quilt for Ben.