I actually finished this quilt a few weeks ago, but seeing as I started it in June, I still feel really happy to have it done. I made this quilt for Sam's grandmother, Nathala. She gave me a new sewing machine, and I figured it would only be fitting to thank her by making something with it. I searched online for some ideas of what to make, but the final design was my own. Nathala lives in and LOVES Arizona, so that was the inspiration for the quilt. It's about four feet long, to give you an idea of the size.
This one shows how I got the sun to curve nicely (click on the picture to see the full size). The technique was suggested by my sister Karen. It worked really well, but took FOREVER.
The whole quilt