Aren't the patterns of the batiks great? I love the lighter purple which looks like wood grain too. The background fabric is this same print in white. I started by quilting the center circle in bubbles.
It's easier to see from the back...
I did a plant like idea in the points and repeated it triangles. I also did a bubble stack on the dark purple birch fabric to enhance the stripy quality of it. (see above photo)
I then quilted feathers coming out of each point to fill the space and the did some straight line quilting around the edge. I like to do this so that when I add the binding the edge of the quilt is firm and doesn't stretch.
The back of the final quilt. I adore feathers.
Now to attach the clam shells in the binding. But how? I realized finally that the answer was in the quilt as you go challenge. I tried it and it worked like a charm. Putting the tails together at the corners was a bit of a challenge, but I figured it out.
Aren't the cute? Since I started with fat quarters I didn't have enough fabric to do them all the same, but necessity is the mother of invention so I made them a variety of fabrics and I love it!
I hope you get to quilt today!