As promised here are the photos of the quilt I finally received backed from the quilter. The pictures are not the best, as I need to take this upstairs, or outside where I have more room.
This is one of those quilts that took a long time. I can't remember when I started it, but I wanted to make a bargello quilt, and decided I would take a class. At the time the only class I could find was for a round bargello quilt. I didn't want a round quilt, I wanted one for my bed, so I figure I would work out a way to make it into a bed quilt.
When you cut the wedges for the first circle you use the offcuts for the second circle. I busily made this during classes, until I made two errors in the cutting and I didn't have enough fabric to make any more mistakes. I was too nervous and put it away. A few months later I took it as a my project for a retreat and I finished the circles. The I put it aside until I learn how to applique, as I figured this was the best way to add the circles, so this really was a large learning project.
Here are some picture of the quilting. I asked for the center to be quilted as a spiral. It turned out just how I wanted it.
The rest of the quilt I had a few ideas but largely left it up to her. I just love the flames she used in the corners and the circles on the border.
Now lets hope I can find the fabric to bind it.
I would also appreciate any suggestion for a name for this quilt.