Here is the quilt I made from my brother and his wife for Christmas. We had a little family get-together the other night, and I was able to give it to them. I think they really like it, and that makes me happy. I used the City Green pattern from City Quilts by Cherri House. I made it a couple rows longer, though I now wish I would have made it even longer. My brother is 6'8" and needs a tall quilt, but this will do. The pattern really grew on me after a while. I wasn't sure about it at first. The original uses a very dark sashing. I like the ivory as I feel like it highlights the colors better.
I love the back. The main fabric is Kona green grass. I also used a strip of Kona lime and some Nicey Jane.
I did straight-line quilting following the ivory sashing. I quilted a single row on the horizontal through each sashing strip. I then quilted three rows on the vertical--one down the center of each sashing strip and one on either side, just inside the colored blocks.
The final part of their present was the argyle pillow. I know my SIL loved it and was super excited. She said it's her favorite thing I have ever made. My husband was a little sad though. Looks like I'll be making another one.