Almost every quilt I make is my favorite while I'm working on it and yet it's sometimes shocking to me how fickle I can be: as soon as the binding is on I fold it up and forget all about it in the excitement of the next project. Poor little guys. But THIS one has won a special place in my heart for reasons I can't pinpoint. It's also taught me a couple of things. First: the joy of solids. This may just be the beginning of a major affair with Kona solids. (For future reference, this one is Ash. There are approximately one million colors and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a hard time remembering them all.) I always thought I was a patterns only girl, the wilder the better, but I really really like this plain gray, especially the back, with that nice little racing stripe. Second: I've always quilted things just to get them stuck together, a mere means to an end. But THIS time, I LOVED quilting it! I've never done this before but have been wanting to try just quilting straight(-ish) lines unevenly spaced all through and it was quite fun and for the first time ever I feel like the quilting actually really complements the quilt and adds to the design a bit. This isn't the first or last time you will hear me complain about my camera but sorry you can't really see it.