This is my submission to the small quilt group (which I just fit into with this quilt at 60x 60 inches.
I never name my quilts but DH said the circular quilting reminded him of a Japanese garden, and the name just seemed very appropriate, so that's what I call it. To be honest 'Japanese garden' also sounds a lot better than the '9 degree needle-turn fan quilt'
Fabrics: Lots of Kate Spain fabrics, linen, thick luscious dark blue fleece as backing, 80/20 batting.
Techniques: Dresden 9 degree wedges, needle-turn appliqué, machine quilted at home using QAYG.
Time: I started it in middle of March 2014 and finished on in the beginning of May.
As usual I had one plan when I started and it ended up very different from what I thought it would be. I sort of winged it though from start to finish without much of a plan.
I originally set out to make a string quilt using scraps, but as you know scraps requires a bit of overview and a clear mind... and unfortunately neither my sewing room or myself had those virtues in March. On the top shelf however I found a decent Kate Spain leftover pile. Love the colors and decided to make a string quilt with that instead of real scraps. I even cut all the strips, and then realized I didn't really feel for the traditional project anyway. So with my pile of strips, I zoomed into fan quilts instead. With a 9 degree ruler I made big wedges, which ended up in 16 quarter fans.
And finally, I leave you with an indoor picture without wind and disorting sunlight