My great-niece stopped by last night to show me her first quilt. She said she was the only one in the class that chose batiks to work with. I was very impressed with her choices. She was lucky to have a talented quilter for her teacher too. I recognized her name and have heard a lot of good things about her.
I finally made some decisions about thread and how I wanted to quilt this quilt and got about a third of it done yesterday. I'm not a big fan of clear monofilament thread but with the number of color changes in the fabrics and the irregular width strips I decided it was the best choice. I am following the angle of each strip so as I go from one block into the next the angle sometimes changes midstream. This photo was taken by a window with natural light coming across the quilt. It has some distortion from diagonal quilting and will look much better after being steam pressed from the back when I am done.