The sun was actually shining for a few minutes so I got a shadowy photo. Maybe I should have waited 5 minutes.
For this quilt, I asked our group members for two blocks each in a pink/grey/red/black color scheme, using Jacquie's Orange Crush quilt as an inspiration for the block design, with just 2 or 3 colors per block.
I decided to make the quilt with 15 blocks on the front and 5 on the back.
The gray solid fabric and the print used for the main backing fabric are from Connecting Threads. I got another pink fabric from Connecting Threads too, but it was more coral pink than I wanted so I stretched the 2 yards of the shirting-like print with a horizontal strip of grey and the wide strip of blocks.
(See, the clouds came and no more shadows by the time I took this photo in the same place.)
I machine quilted it with rows of wide figure-8 swirls. Thread is Isacord from my LQS.
This was a quick way to get the quilting done. It took some time to get used to quilting on this scale; usually I quilt smaller. It was fun, too.
Here's what the quilting looks like on the back:
It feels good to have another finish for the year!