I used leftover bamboo batting from my mini sample project. I have to say, I like it! It drapes so much better than the warm and white I usually use. My QAYG pieces are not all created equal. I have used different threads, and different battings to see what I like. I hope the end product doesn't get all funky after having done this. I think(hope) it will be fine since it is just a bed quilt. I probably should be taking notes, but I'm taking mental ones;)
I have had a quilt in my head for a couple of weeks now. I was first inspired by the quilting on THIS beautiful quilt made by Fabienne Chabrolin. I LOVE the quilting on it. I don't have the patience at this time to hand quilt, probably because I'm on a crunch to make Christmas quilts. So I was thinking, what FMQ design could sort of mimic this simple stitch? Then I remembered Leah Day's Spikey Vine design. OK, now I was getting somewhere. That led to more inspiration! I knew I wanted a quilt fitting for a boy. So, For the design of the quilt, I came up with this.
So I'm thinking, Piece this design in the middle. Have a big chunky border with Spikey Vine quilted In the marbled direction likeFabienne Chabrolin's quilt. I think all of the feathers and chevron's we have seen lately also influenced this design. I am not sure how to create it. Strip piecing will be the easiest, but I am worried about the points and "v's" at the top and bottom of the graphic feather design. How will I meet them up to look like one piece. Oiy, figuring the math on things like this perplexs me! If anybody has any ideas, throw them my way! I have other things to work on while I figure this out!
This design is subject to change! I may keep as is, or by the time I am done, it could be totally different. :) But it is always fun to see one idea lead to another.