I made a quilt top some years ago. In fact, it was my "retreat" quilt which I worked on over several annual retreats. It was ultimately custom machine quilted by Diane Anderson of Quilter's Cabin. It occupied space on a shelf as it was never used or given away. When I learned of my niece's upcoming marriage, I dusted it off (fluff in dryer on no-heat setting) and spruced it up with the addition of more applique leaves, embroidery and a name tag (Figure 1). Close-up (Figure 2)
The working drawing for the quilt was very rough, no fancy software (Figure 3). Bride and Groom with quilt (Figure 4). Time to start a new retreat quilt!
Cassie's Quilt 70" x 70" (Fig. 1)
Cassie's Quilt Close Up (Fig. 2)
Work Drawing, Cassie's Quilt (Fig. 3)
Newlyweds with Quilt (Fig. 4)