I apologize in advance. This isn't my style of fabric so I never know what to call it. Is it Oriental? Japanese? Asian? I blame it on politically correct policies, but alas, whatever you call it, this quilt is gorgeous!
Instantly I had an idea in mind... But I kept it a secret so I could surprise her.
Another reason being this is a style. It's a very specific style and there's certain designs I can and should use, and there's designs I definitely shouldn't use. This definitely isn't the quilt for feathered wreaths and traditional quilting. I mixed up the boxes on the right side with straight lines and clamshells. Some of the boxes were quilted in the ditch to tack down the pieces without adding another element. The borders of these boxes were only an inch or so wide which was too small to add in something new.
Thanks, Anne! This was so much fun and I love how these quilts keep me challenged creatively. Actually the week I worked on this panel and another one I will show you later this week. I also worked on a Christmas quilt, a graduation quilt and a very simple baby quilt. I love that I never know what shows up at my door and I have to keep thinking in different ways. I feel it keeps my mind fresh and it helps to think about several different styles at the same time. Sometimes I come up with unique ideas by blending styles of quilting.