Designing this layout for the EQ 2011 BOM contest was an exciting process, especially the background! Lumiere Sateen pieced strips were used in the background (if your fabric repeat is set correctly, EQ will automatically repeat it in the block). Batiks were used in the blocks and blades. I originally thought prairie points in the binding would promote a festive feeling but in the end just went with the piped binding after adding the dark green strip after it was heavily quilted—my first attempt at quilting to death.

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