I took a sampler class last year at my LQS so that I could learn how to quilt. We did a block a month (I substituted blocks I didn't like for blocks I found online or created for myself, i.e. the morning glory applique). I did this quilt top as well as another with Australian fabrics. I am quilting the Aussie quilt on my machine but it is taking a long time so I had this one quilted. My LQS has a long arm in the shop and a lady who is learning to use it available to quilt. She and I custom designed each block and I was with her as she quilted. I finished binding it this morning. This is the first top I've made but the second I've had quilted. I call it "Garden Sampler" because it has flowers which represent the different houses I have lived in over the years; morning glory for California, fireweed for Alaska, rose for Idaho, Banksia for Australia, sunflower for Kansas.
Cal. King Bed and it is big enough to cover pillows.
Detail of applique and fireweed.
Quilting design on back of the rose block.