For several years, I have been following the work of Marianne Haak http://www.thequiltingedge.com/.
There is something about her contemporary designs that gets my quilting juices going, and quite simply, I lusted to have one of my own. This quilt is made from shot cottons and assembled in nine 20 inch blocks according to her tutorials for "quilt as you go." Each block is assembled and quilted directly onto batting and backing, and then the finished blocks are sewn together with strips on the front and back. Ingenious. Thank you, Marianne.