For this one, I used THIS PHOTO from Flickr for the inspiration:
I couldn't find the EXACT matching fabrics, but I picked out similar fabrics and went for it. I really thought this would be extremely challenging. It looked like the corners were mitred, BUT, you actually don't HAVE to mitre them. So the inner cream border I DID do mitres, but on the outer blue border I figured out you don't actually HAVE to do that. LOL. I like to make things harder than they really are.
I did have a bit of trouble with the binding on those angles that weren't 90 degrees. But, I worked with it and figured it out. =cD
Here's the center of the quilt sewn.
I took this photo to show just how "bouncy" and "fluffy" the stitches look with this batting. I really am in love with it!
This next one is a wedding gift for a newly married couple. The inside of the quilt uses trapunto to accentuate their last name. Their wedding colors were this dusty orange. I think it looks beautiful paired with a dusty, soft blue and cream batik fabric. ;c)
Here's the top finished, and I placed the printed lettering underneath, and traced it with a water-soluble marker. Here's the back - I used my leftovers from the strip piecing in the back.
I quilted around the trapunto with pebbles. lots of pebbles!
For the scalloped borders I always use an old CD/DVD to draw the outlines.
Measure where you want your outer edge to go, then start tracing in the 4 corners. Then you can just eyeball it. For this one I just needed 1 "hump" on the edges, and I used 4 "humps" on each lengthwise side. Measure from the middle line of your corner humps, then divide the length into reasonable sizes. Trace around half of the CD with a water soluable marker. Then, you invert the CD and draw the bottom "hump" where it matches up. I'll do a tutorial on this later maybe. ;c)
And last but not least - My KY-themed lap quilt.