I love the batik that was chosen for the outer border, but I knew nothing much would show up on it unless it was linear design. The Curved Echo Border treatment seemed like just the right choice.
The sashing strips got a swirl and and oak leaf. The blocks were stitched in the ditch between the squares and around the leaves using Superior's Mompoly thread as there was such a variety of colors to contend with. I stitched veins in all the leaves using a green So Fine thread to bring some continuity to them.
I just love how the back looks as well. The quilting shows up so well.
I love group projects like this one. Many guild members made oak leaf blocks, Brenda pieced the top together, I got the fun job of quilting and now it is in Gloria's care for binding. Many hands do make light work!