I finally finished it this past fall, but I haven't blogged it until now. I was working on it at a quilt retreat last spring in Ft. Collins, and Amanda Jean, who was an original member of the group, was at the retreat too. She made me two additional blocks to help me finish it up, which was awesome.
I found the book WordPlay by Tonya Riccuci to be super helpful when I was making the additional 12 blocks leftover after the swap.
Each block is 15 inches square, so the quilt is about 75" x 90". It easily fits a full bed, which my daughter will eventually have. The last row makes up her name, which was a fun way to make 6 rows. One of my favorite pieces is that I added photos of her to fabric, which I then used to illustrate her Z block.
I really like how the back turned out, too. I used the dog pattern from the book Dare to Be Square, but I added a border of 2 1/2" squares and then another pink solid border to the back as well.
I want to thank everyone who contributed to my quilt, which my daughter loves!
twinfibers (blog, flickr)
crazymomquilts (blog, flickr)
acommonplacelife (blog, flickr)
lucky duck day (blog, flickr)
Amy's Creative Side (blog, flickr)
artsymomma (blog, flickr)
tellen24 (blog, flickr)
Jacquie G (blog, flickr)
ritapizza (blog, flickr)
krommama (blog, flickr)
j_q_adams (blog, flickr)
Thank you, Amy for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival again this spring! If you haven't yet, you should head over there to see all of the beautiful quilts!