Stepping Stones, my first finished project link-up (#22) post can be read back here.
|Stepping Stones detail|
This top came about from the 1st winter retreat Momm & I planned 4.5 years ago. We played a right, left, center dice game with batik fabric strips and I ended up winning the equivalent of a jelly roll! Afterwards, I turned it into a top using the Athena Puzzle pattern and showed off the finished top at the 2nd retreat. Each year the winner of our game has continued to turn their prize into a finished quilt. Last year I was a bit embarrassed to admit my winnings were still just an unfinished top and determined to finish this one so that I could show it off at the next retreat - our 5th anniversary!
I call it Cave Painting because of all the cool designs of the batiks and the quilting design. I used my walking foot to quilt a giant spiral starting from the center outwards. I kept seeing this used on various blogs and wanted to try it myself - this top was the perfect fit. I liked the idea of using the spiral to mimic the blocks, but have it create interest by being round instead of square. I enjoyed the process, but don't think I'd do this type of quilting on a larger quilt - too much turning and asking am I done yet?
|quilting detail with backing|
Finished Size: roughly 47" x 47"
Machine Pieced and quilted by me
Quilting: giant spiral using the walking foot & guide bar
Backing: a brown print from Moda's 108" wide I picked up from the remnant bin at Hancock's
Binding: purpley Batik print from my stash
So there you have it readers - 2 finishes this past Quarter and getting my line-up for Quarter 3 ready.