Two of our guild members presented a program on some very different piecing/cutting ideas. They called the technique "disappearing 9-patch".
One of the results is a sweet little pinwheel showing up in the middle.
Don't ask how I did it as I do not remember now. But I did sew it the day after the meeting. It was very much a liberating day. But that was 12 days ago and lots of fabric has been through my sewing machine since then.
I was digging through my backing supply and ran across this border fabric that I had been
I love how a mitered border adds so much more drama than a plain border. Don't get me wrong...I do plain borders a lot. But this Medallion Edtya Sitar inspired topper needed a BEAUTIFUL border. There is not very much pink in the quilt but the border still compliments it just right.
Here it is before quilting. I really enjoyed making this design. I can see myself making another one in a more controlled pallet. Almost an explosion of color from the center out maybe...like a colorwash. Hubby likes to help arrange those type of designs. He has such an artistic eye.
Everyone I have ever gifted a quilt to has also received a quilt with a Minkee backing. But I have never made one for me.
It is all quilted now and just waiting for me to have a spare moment so I can lie under it. But where are the spare moments???
I have lots more photos on the camera...I will post more soon!
I am loving this cooler weather...a couple good freezes and the bugs are almost gone!!!! WHOOOHOOO!