You may remember the flimsy and the story from this post.
I knew I would quilt it with wavy lines, maybe swirls here and there. And that's exactly what I did.
For the backing, I had a nice almost-half yard of Check it Out left to use. And when I went to layer the quilt, I thought, no...it needs some more rainbow on the back.
You can see that I made the binding with the same rainbow Paisley Dot Brights fabrics, just slicing off a 2.25" X 10" piece from each of the leftover squares. Both were done in rainbow order.
Here's a closer look at the Christmas label:
Love is All comes from a discussion I had with my mum in a dream. That, and the experience of having not one, but two sad Christmases in a row, yet having such good times this most recent Christmas amongst the sadness, thanks to being surrounded by loving people, all of which led me to try to show this idea that love heals. It is what helps you come out of the dark, the sadness, and find light and rainbows and love.
Here's a closer look at the quilting. Sorry for indoor shots under fluorescent lights, but A. it's dark out, and B. it's blowing like crazy, and C. it rained most of the day, so outdoor shots wouldn't have happened anyway!
Still indoors, but in natural light on my kitchen table. I'm thinking the quilt beneath may just be my TBT quilt for this coming Thursday's Throwback Thursday linky party.
Pattern: original design
Size: 15.25 x 31.5"
Fabric: Island Batik Paisley Dot, Basic grey, and various scraps all from Island Batik
Backing: Check it Out and Paisley Dot Brights both by Island Batik
Batting: Hobbs Thermore
Threads: pieced on Billie, my 1947 Featherweight with Aurifil 2910; quilted on Avril with Aurifil 2600; The Bottom Line in the bobbin
I hope you'll be back in a week to see my last project for the Island Batik year. I am one of two ambassadors who get to go first in the final year-end blog hop whose theme is Getaway!