The blocks were designed on EQ7 when I was first experimenting with the program. These are some of the first paper piecing blocks that I designed from scratch. Once they were assembled, they got set aside, and I didn’t touch them for nearly a year.
I decided to keep the binding white to allow the illusion of the baubles floating in space.
Techniques: Foundation paper piecing, traditional piecing, hand embroidery
Quilting: Hand guided longarm quilted on an A-1 Elite using free motion and ruler work techniques
Fabric: White Kona cotton and assorted pink, red, blue, and turquoise cotton prints
Batting: Warm and White cotton blend batting
Thread: Pieced using white Gutermann Mara 100, Quilted with white, bright pink, and blue Aurifil 50wt cotton thread, embroidered with silver Wonderfil and Gutermann Metallics
Binding: White Kona, cut in 2″ wide strips on the bias, machine stitched to the front, hand stitched on the back.
This quilt was my One Monthly Goal for January!