This is Robin's beautiful Island Sunrise quilt. It is Judy Niemeyer pattern that Robin doubled from the original size. It is all paper pieced. She gave me free reign on this one, and I decided to take a "less is more" approach. I wanted to emphasize the beautiful piecing and fabrics and not muddle it up with too much quilting.
I stitched "beside the ditch" about 1/8" around the spikes on the background fabric, and echoed the circles twice.
Robin used a lovely cream floral wide backing fabric and Quilter's Dream batting. I tried Magnifico thread for the first time and I am very happy with the result. It has a nice amount of shine that just adds a little something to the quilt. I used the "Smokey Mountains" color through the whole quilt top and bottom line on the back.
I wanted something special in the borders to complement the piecing and came up with what I am calling my "Spiky Baptist Fan" border.
Thanks for letting me spend some time with your beautiful quilt Robin!