I still had a fat eights of prints left from the commission and wanted to make it into a quilt right away rather than letting it disappear in my stash. My intention was to make something entirely different to the appliqued quilts. But I also wanted to do something that worked with the noveau art movement on which the collection is based. So I did a bit of research and found that stained glass windows were used as part of the art movement. That got me thinking and let me to create a simple pattern using squares that are set as little four part windows.
I framed the individual windows with a wider sashing strip to separate them a little from each other. The arrangement is entirely random though I made sure the colourways were nicely mixed up.
I quilted in straight double lines which took for ever and used about 8 bobbin wheels. But it was well worth it. This is a huge quilt with 72' x 82" and thus needs stability. Another reason for quilting it narrowly along the seam lines was to keep the individual prints largely free from quilting lines.
The back is simple. I used Kona Ash, a strip of left over 'Stile' squares and some off-white cotton. As much as I love a print quilt back I do appreciate that the quilting lines come out much better on solid backgrounds.
I bound in exactly the same prints as I used for the first quilts. I simply scraped every last bit of it together and joint all the colourways which gives it a slightly scrappy look.