I'm going to try to link up with the Blogger's Quilt Festival because it sounds like fun! I chose this quilt as it is one of my favorites. I made it in 2005 - yikes that is nearly 10 years ago! I wanted to make a quilt that celebrated my Maine heritage as well as the English side of my family. My mother's family moved to Nova Scotia from England in the 19th century. My father's Maine roots are extremely deep. So I designed the center of the quilt to look like an early 19th century English quilt and made the shape of the quilt to mimic early quilts Maine with the cutout corners to fit a four poster bed. This was a very popular shape in Maine that continues through the 20th century, especially in the island communities. It is difficult to see the cutouts in this photo, as it was taken in our boatshop which is always full of junk!
I use wool batting most of the time, but this one is with a cotton batting because I wanted a "flatter" look.http://amyscreativeside.com/2014/10/24/bloggers-quilt-festival-hand-quilted-quilts-4/