I've entered this quilt into a contest being hosted by Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild (I used to belong to it before moving to Italy). They're hosting a challenge to make a quilt with a Dresden Ruler. I'm most proud of myself because this quilt was done almost entirely with a charm pack (5 inch squares that are pre-cut from a line of fabric). I used this charm pack, and a little tiny bit of extra yardage to finish it. It's a 62 inch square. I'm also proud of myself because it is square (and not lop-sided).
I'm also proud of myself because I figured out all on my own how to do the double circle. On the outer circle I occassionally inverted a piece of fabric and was able to make a larger circle.
I was originally inspired to make this quilt by doing one very similar for Paolo's aunt and uncle's 40th Wedding Anniversary. They are such wonderful people and have lost a lot of loved ones, including a daughter at the age of 19 in a car accident. It had particular meaning to me because the significance was that circles give the idea of eternity and each piece of fabric represented a person in the family, linked or tied together. Even though there are some family members gone, they are always tied to us- a part of us. And those relationships last forever!