InstructionsThis pattern is called Bonnie Scotsman. It can be found here: http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ig/Free-Quilt-Patterns/Bonnie-Scotsman-Quilt.htm
Type of item: Functional
quilter's cotton fabric; batik fabric (backing fabric); 100% cotton batting
What was your inspiration?
Our favorite place in the world is Sanibel Island, Florida, the shell capital of the world. My husband asked for a quilt that would remind him of the beach. I had been making quilts for practically everyone in our family for Christmas, so he kind of forgot about it. I gave it to him for Christmas as a surprise, and it brought tears to his eyes. The batik fabric I had bought a long time ago on an impulse. I thought it went great with this quilt because it's the colors of the sunset and tropical foliage of Sanibel.
What are you most proud of?
I was able to keep it a surprise and it made my husband so happy.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This was a very quick and easy pattern. There are so many great ideas and patterns on quilting.about.com!