In about March I finished this quilt. It is 56 x 56″ after washing. I think this was my fourth quilt that I designed completely myself, and my first paper-pieced quilt ever, my design or otherwise.
All of the “stripes” are actually pieced from my hand-dyed solids–that is not a striped fabric.
I really like this quilt. It is so peaceful. I got the inspiration from bamboo leaves and wanted a very zen-like quilt.
Even though I think it is unlikely to get in as it maybe isn’t as “trendy” as some other quilts out there, I entered it into the QuiltCon show/contest. I entered three quilts as once you pay the entry fee you could enter up to three for the same price as one.
When I first made this quilt, I was lazy about squaring up the quilt top after quilting, and when I tried to take photos of it hanging up, the edges looked wavy and *awful*. I decided after seeing that I would never be happy with it and ripped off the entire binding two days before the submission deadline, straightened the edges, and sewed it back on. It is still not perfectly straight, but so, so much better! Lesson learned!