So here I was with three circles ready to assemble. Although I could have chosen to inset the circles, I decided to applique each one, starting with the center and working my way out.
I knew I would have more control over the 18 points if I did it this way.
When the cartwheels were finished, I started thinking about background fabric.
This one was a possibility but...
you know how it is....I just couldn't live with it. I ended up with a fabric that I had initially
thought I wanted, and I was happy.
Then, I set out to choose a border. I designed a paper-pieced border, sixteen pieces, and sewed them all.
When I put the pieces next to the quilt, I was horrified. What was I thinking????
It was terrible!
I couldn't waste the time I had spent putting the border pieces together, so I arranged them,
appliqued several circles onto it, quilted it, and.......
there you go!
I'm calling it "Throwing Stones."
When that relative fiasco was over, I decided that this quilt truly needed something very simple to surround it.
I choose fabric that would pull out the three central colors and finished it.
The Phoenix is done!
Now, off to Barbara Persing for quilting. Yay!!