As I have mentioned many times before, I am a big Cleveland Browns fan. I have posted Knucks and yars and even a hat to this effect. I now present: The Browns quilt!
I actually completed the quilt top a few years ago, but was searching for the "perfect" back. I found that about 6 months ago:
I love that swirly back and the stripe-y binding is so great! I am so pleased with this quilt!
As I may have mentioned before, I enjoy piecing quilts (that is, putting the top together), but I pay someone else to do the actual quilting. This time, the lovely folks at New Pieces in Berkeley did the honor. They do amazing work -- impeccable. Here is a view of it draped over our deck chair:
The design is called Tesselating Stars (here's a pattern). I learned to make this through a terrific online resource called Quilt University. They have tons of quilting classes that you can take at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. The teachers are great and the class materials are well worth the price of admission (which is not very high, compared to an "in person" class.)
I love all of the fabrics in this quilt (to answer the question most people ask when they see it: Nope. No duplicates.) but here are some of my favorites:
So do they put catnip in quilt batting or what? I put this quilt on the couch and went to get a glass of water in the kitchen. I came back to find this:
I guess I'll take that as a seal of approval.