Busy fabrics tend to hide the quilting. I find that geometric shapes and lines pull an element of crisp into the work. The border is one of my favorites to quilt. It reminds me of a jewelery setting surrounding a lovely gem.
This quilt won First Place and Best Machine Work, in the Sussex County Fair. This was in a Professional Category too. Marie teaches piecing at http://www.piecefulchoices.com/ in Vernon, NJ.
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