Here is it, the finished wall hanging. I will say that it's a fun project to do. Definitely different from anything I've ever done. I don't know that I have the right decor to hang this in my home. Everything is old looking. We do live in a beautiful house that is more then 150 years old. Perhaps I could hang it in my sewing studio. It is our more modern addition to the house.
I'm presently working on another one. Mainly because I had bought the panel that was part of this line of fabric. My daughter has already laid claims to it without even seeing the final result. I've done the math, now it's a question of putting it all together. For this project I will do a black binding as opposed to the gradation one. I find that the colorful gradation binding detracts from the main features of the quilt.
I checked out Pam's panel and it is much larger than mine. I would have preferred her version as opposed to mine. My panel was purchased from Erica's. They sold it by the panel only, which is a bummer. I wish I would have been able to order a larger amount of fabric. It was the only store I found that carried the Ocean Song line of fabric by Laurel Burch on the Internet. My LQS does not carry Laurel's line of fabric let alone any Clothworks fabric. Keepsakes also didn't have it, which surprised me. If anything, I would have thought I'd find it there.
Hum.... I think Keepsakes is not the quilting store that it used to be. On my way to my in-laws late December of 2006, I made a stop there. I didn't know they had moved to the other end of the strip mall, that in itself surprised me. The first thing I notices was the downsizing. It seemed much smaller than the original store with less decor. I mainly bought Batiks that I could not find locally. You know, the unique stuff. I will say that they had a good selection of Batiks. As for the rest, I wasn't impressed. If it hadn't been for the Batiks, I would not have spent the amount I did. I would have walked out with only a pattern that a friend from Oz had asked me to pick up.