This is the center of my Midnight at the Oasis quilt. I started this about 3 weeks ago. I used a Jane Sassaman fat quarter for the background. I love her fabric. It is wild and colorful. I wish I had more of this print then I would have been able to make the background symetrical. The triangle points are purely scraps from my huge scrap pile. The very center square is supposed to be 3 layers of circles appliqued. That is too much work. I fussy cut a circle print out of another Jane Sassaman fat quarter.
This is the pattern that I am following.
I have the petal border on. I just did a straight stitch with black thread around the raw edges. I dislike the time it takes to applique so I did it my way. The quilting will hold it all down. The Black and White border is in lieu of the appliqued border. I did make the baskets for the 4 corners.
These are the churn dash border blocks that finish at 3 inches sewn together and waiting to be sewn onto the quilt top. Then 2 more borders to go after that. I am going to make another one of these quilts for my friend using her scraps. She is currently cutting them to size and I will sew and assemble them for her.
What do you think?