It's been a long while since I pieced this top, but I did manage to find some photos even from back then, in my old sewing room....it's Paula Nadelstern fabric cut stack and wack style then very simply pieced with black sashing..
I had no idea how I was going to quilt it but thought it had a kind of oriental look....and was thinking water lilies and took my inspration from the backing fabric, they turned into Tudor roses but I still like the effect.
I used 2 layers of Hobbs 80/20 in black with Glide thread in various colours, (gold, purple, cerise, green and black) and black bottom line in the bobbin.
A Bit of ruler work and a circle maker for perfect circles, the rest is freehand with just a small tribute to feathers around the inside of the cirlcles.
I would like to attribute this border design to Raylene Smith in Australia and then Donna James in Canada for the marking instructions, it'a a perfect border treatment for this quilt!
Those lilac borders are straight...don't know why they look a bit askew on the photos????
Trying it out for the effect in it's new home.....