I got to spend a lot of time with this quilt while I was quilting it for Janice. The batik fabrics really sparkle in this quilt. Janice wanted different designs quilted in each border. I had a lot of fun picking out designs and working on the quilt.
To give you perspective the crosshatching in the appliqued ribbon boarder is 1/2 inch squares. I love the texture it give the quilt. I stitched in the ditch around everything. It was extremely time consuming, but was really worth the time.
I did soft swirly files in some areas to counter the straight lines in the piecing and the crosshatching.
I wanted to keep the graphic quality of the solid black so I changed to black thread and did quilting that would hide a little more and let the fabric sing.