The pattern is Alternate Routes by Highway 10 designs, and we chose this quilt to make because 1) the title is great for a marriage, 2) two fabrics sounded fun and 3) lots of layout choices--more on that in the next post. I really enjoy the Highway 10 patterns. I have one more of their patterns pieced and need to quilt.
My sister lives in Ontario but she was in Alberta last summer for a few weeks, so we pieced the blocks then. We set my sewing machine up on our Dad's front porch (screened in so we didn't worry about mosquitoes) she sewed, I cut and pressed, the kids helped with some pressing, and it was a whole family affair to pick out this layout.
And then this winter I started on my quilting--I picked a somewhat labour intensive design, and in the right light, it sure looks cool.
So here I'm starting, and this is before I decided I had to SID (stitch in the ditch) around the light triangles (which basically meant around all the pieces). I was hoping to get away without, and if there had been a quilting budget, it would have been fine without, but I thought it was needed.
Here's an unquilted photo for comparison