So many things about this quilt were outside of my comfort zone: all that white, the liberated piecing, the quilting. But I LOVE how everything came together. Let me be quiet, step back and let you decide what you think. Be honest, I need constructive criticism.
One thing I want to point out is the binding. A while back, my Mother-in-law asked me what size strips I used for binding. I've used 2.5 inch strips *forever*. She told me she had learned from one of her quilt shops that the trend was to smaller bindings. So I have been experimenting with 2.25 inch strips for large quilts and 2 inch strips for small, doll-size quilts. I love the look of these narrower bindings! Well, for this quilt, I wanted have a few bands of color in the binding and wanted to use some of the left over sashing strips. They were 2 inches. So, 2 inch binding it was. I like the piping-like look of it.
And on a separate note, it POURED today!!!
In Houston, we are used to rain--lots and lots of rain. Rain so hard and heavy that you can watch the rain gauge rise. But not this year. The official, normal rainfall is over 26 inches; we've had less than 10 inches. Yesterday, there was a light, all-day drizzle. You could practically hear the grass and plants slurping it in. I had to take a photo of this downpour, it was lovely to see.