Ugh, while I can get picassa to post for me, I can not rearrange the photos... (No cut & paste mode...)
So this is the back... It originally was going to be a top, but it never "grew enough" along with some other "issues." (Down the center, do you see the striped prints coming together? That wasn't supposed to happen...)
Aww those are kitties... Those kitties are the reason why this quilt top became a back... :o) I could not toss them when the original quilt growing and came together in a manner that I was not happy with. Luckily I had enough of the blue stripe to add it all around. You can see the center stripe issue more clearly in this close-up shot, huh?
And finally, the top. This is a Fons & Porter pattern - from their Fat Quarter Friendly book. (I think - I was not able to find it on their website...) I had just taken a workshop on how to use the Square in a Square ruler & we did a Storm at Sea. Not my favorite technique - wasteful and full of bias. Just my opinion. As you can see it was accurate...
(I gave the class specimin - complete with the heart that I fussily pieced into it. Did you know that you could piece a heart complette with the round top bits into a Storm at Sea quilt? This pattern is very versatile that way. To my sister as a wedding gift.)
I have a couple of oopses (you can see one in the top left corner - the green and yellows got reversed. They should have been similar to the pink/purple on the opposite top corner) and as a more seasoned quilter, I would have used some solid black & maybe some solid white instead of all black on white for the background. I still get mesmerized and follow the colors around the quilt...
Judy quilted this one... (I hope to finish piecing the next quilt that I am sending off to her today during my mini-group meeting.)