I scoured my LQS for fabrics - approximately 30 different fabrics.
While I was in one of these shops - I mentioned that I was going to make a large quilt in 3 weeks and that it was my first quilt. The lady serving me, I'm sure thought I was nuts and that I wouldn't be able to do it in 3 weeks. I did, with baby sitting help from my Mum!
I added a red folded piping to the edge of the quilt before adding the boarder.
I had my Mum's 1984 Elna machine at the time and there was no way I was going to machine quilt this (I think that it is about 109" square) so I tied it.
My dear friend Vanessa Crisp (calligrapher extraordinaire) kindly made a label for me.