“The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts” is based on a Mini Quilt that I designed last summer, and is constructed in a similar manner.
The central circle is created by assembling rectangles with strips of the white background fabric between the pieces. Once this initial construction is complete, I cut the circle out of the assembled fabrics. I used extra wide backing fabric for both the front and back of the quilt. A circle with a 1/2″ smaller radius is cut from the quilt front, allowing for the seam allowance required to machine piece the circle in the quilt top.
I used matchstick quilting in colors matching the fabrics the stitching passes through to draw the centralized design out to the edges of the quilt. Most of the quilting is horizontal, but one section of vertical quilting add energy to the piece.
The binding is made of bias strips comprised of violet fabrics that are used in the central circle. In the next couple of days I will be adding a hanging sleeve and label so it can head off to Pasadena!
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Title: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
Size: 63.25″ x 66″
Techniques: Machine Piecing
Quilting: Matchstick quilting done with a walking foot on a domestic Bernina 1008
Fabric: Quilt shop quality prints in shades of violet and magenta, extra wide white cotton
Batting: Warm and White Cotton batting
Thread: Pieced with white Gutermann Mara 100. Quilted with 50wt cotton Aurifil in colors to coordinate with the fabrics they are stitching through
Binding: Scrappy Violet fabrics, cut on the bias in 2″ wide strips, machine stitched to the front, hand stitched to the back