Well here it is. My "big girl quilt" that I made for the Texas Quiltworks challenge. The shop posted a challenge in January where we had to purchase 2 yards of their "mystery" fabric and from that we were suppose to make a quilt (with other fabrics added of course). The mystery fabric was supposed to be a main fabric in the quilt top. The quilt also had to be quilted and bound.
I called this my "big girl" quilt because it is the first good sized quilt ( I prefer to make art quilts and smaller wall hangings) that I pieced, quilted and bound myself. It is not perfect but it was fun to make and I learned a lot about what to do and not to do next time. I am really proud of the binding and piecing but not so proud of the actual quilting. I used the fusible batting, pins and started from the center and worked my way out, but I still had some puckering. But with practice everything gets better.
Found some really great fabric at hancock fabrics on clearance that will be perfect for practice. I am going to make some quilt sandwiches and practice with those. I think also when I practice I will use my quilt pounce with an easier stencil until I master that then move to a more detailed one. Live and learn...but at least I tried.