I sewed the project about 5 years ago from using a book called "Strips and Curves", by Louisa L Smith:
First you sew a lot of strips together in gradations of color, and then cut out various sizes of arcs, like drunkard's path blocks, and superimpose other arcs or circles on the blocks. You can have so much fun in playing with the juxtapositions of colors and patterns. It is hard to know when to stop. In fact, I might just need to go make another one right now!
You are probably wondering what the shiny fabrics are-- the green one is a gorgeous shot silk that I had stumbled upon in a clearance bin someplace, and the patterned ones are "batik lame" (lam-ay) I loved those fabrics. We had them in the shop some years ago, and they were great to work with, and you could iron them without shrinkage, but I was never able to find anywhere to obtain them again. Sad.
I like to do echo quilting, where you just do rows side by side around the edge of a seam... It's like mowing a lawn, around and around...
Now I must go see what all the others in the Work in Progress Wednesday have been doing!
Thanks for visiting!
and Molly, I was wondering where you have been.