From time to time, I make samples for my LQS, Stitcher's Crossing. It's a win win situation -- they get a sample to help sell their quilts and I get a free project. Because I never buy kits, it's a fun exercise for me to follow directions. They keep the quilts until all the kits and/or patterns are sold, then I get the quilt back.
These have been hanging at Stitcher's Crossing for quite a while. They finally sold all the patterns and kits, so I got them back. They're a nice size -- just right for a crib or the couch at the office.
I really couldn't decide which I liked better. Monday I liked the red one better, Tuesday, the blue one. The pattern has instructions for two people to make them, but I needed to get them done and no one was available that weekend, so I made them both myself. Now I get to keep them both.
The really nice thing is that, while I have to follow the directions to make the quilt tops, I get to quilt them any way I like. So I did them very differently. The red one, I did lots of feathers -- all the way around.
The blue one I did more traditionally -- kind of like sashiko.