This quilt is done! And the pattern is too! I'm awash in the great satisfaction of completing a beloved project.
I was really stuck for naming the pattern until my friend Gail suggested Magic Carpet. I think it captures the idea of floating, which is really the very point of the quilt. I am thrilled with it.
The quilt is 69" x 75" and every square is quilted with a different design from Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting. I keep stopping to run my hand over the different textures. I know we'll love it for a long time. If I make this pattern again though I'll definitely be doing an all-over design. I cut and pieced the top in 6 hours but it took almost 3 times that to quilt it! Now I know!
I'm also nervous/proud to have the pattern up for sale on Craftsy as of today. That's thanks to a generous group of pattern testers: Karlee, Jasmine, Sarah, Debbie, Beth, Kristyn and Matthew. I am so grateful for their thoughtful feedback; they really helped me refine the pattern so it will be a good resource.
For instance, Karlee told me that she was struggling with picking fabrics and suggested a blank quilt design to color in. What a great idea! So I added that to the pattern. I also sent my testers some examples of how different color choices might look in the pattern. I love how versatile it is.
I'll gather the photos from the pattern testing squad and show you how lovely their quilts turned out later on. For now, it's off to bed for me to recover from Portland's epic sunny weekend!