I was going to finish this quilt in October - really I was. But our power was out from October 30th until late at night on November 2nd. So I quilted this yesterday and finished sewing the binding today.
The name of the quilt is "New Orleans." I started it after my first trip there with a group from my church in 2007. We were one of the first groups to restore a home after hurricane Katrina so that the owner could move back in. The pattern is a single Carpenter's Wheel block. Originally the center eight-pointed star consisted of the monochromatic lavender fabric of the outer points, but this was swapped with the floral fabric (tediously) in order to balance the composition.