i realized i never posted about madison's quilt here! i finished it last year, in August of 2015.
i made this quilt my own sampler, just sewing blocks and putting them together using a color palette i loved. i also used large pieces of fabric for space-fillers. i embroidered madison's name pretty large on the front. i like combining embroidery with quilting.
from this quilt i learned that it is a risky choice to use highly contrasting thread for quilting. i didn't particularly like the dark thread on the light background. i will be using the "face into/match" the background policy from now on.