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!