Saturday, October 21, 2017

Island Batik Ambassador's Creative Borders and Bindings Challenge #2

This month I was inspired by two different kinds of binding.  For my second project I made a snowflake that was a pattern in the second volume of Quilter's 100 Blocks.  I used a charm pack plus 2 half yard cuts of the Winter Moon Island Batiks from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I couldn't resist the purple and blue holiday fun!

I'd been wanting to try a binding that varied in width.  I had a theory about how to accomplish it and it worked!





Here's my top before layering.  This was all paper pieced.


I fussy cut a deer head from one of the fabrics to put in the center where the 6 points didn't match up very well.  I love to fussy cut.


Ooooh....all the fun Aurifil choices!


I carefully stitched around the antlers and head to outline the deer.


I made a bubble stack in this star point.


And the final quilt!  It was so much fun to make.  I was trying to come up with a fun quilting pattern for the background, but instead decided to stipple it because stippling looks kind of wintery.




And the back.


I hope you get to quilt today!
Suzy

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful topper! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Beautiful! I love your fabric choices and the quilting is stunning!

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  3. What a fun project, and I love the final finish. Awesome!

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