Though the Zen Chic pattern states that Prism is 73" X 73" when finished, mine ended up 68" X 69". I can't even begin to guess at where that four inches - plus! -might have gone. Whether some of it was taken up in the quilting, or I measured incorrectly, I don't have the interest in figuring out why it's smaller. I just know that everything looks even, and I'm not about to question that!
Much of Prism was quilted using a straight Fine Line ruler to make straight lines in the print diamonds, and outlines of diamonds in the negative space at the top and bottom of the quilt.
The problematic rough edges of my Pfaff's throat plate hole haven't yet been resolved; the top thread continues to shred and break. I've taken the plate to a sewing machine dealer, and I hope to learn more soon. Worst case, I'll buy a new throat plate.
I have Debbie and Debbie, fellow Big Cypress Quilters, to thank for being my quilt holders. This picture is a favorite because I managed to capture a golf cart going by on the street. We're blessed to live in a beautiful place!
I love the dimension that emphasizes the quilting. Doesn't it almost look like trapunto? Loft was achieved in the quilt sandwich made with Quilter's Dream Request Cotton on the bottom, and Quilter's Dream Wool on top. I'm also smitten with this little insertion of two orange prints in the otherwise all-white Kona binding.
White quilts are great for showing off quilting, but a bugger of you're on Plavix (blood thinner) as I am! If I accidentally prick myself with a basting safety pin, needle, or seam ripper, I need to have a water bottle and white washcloth handy. Sigh. (I'll likely be on Plavix forever because it helps prevent plaque from forming in my blood. It's all what comes from having critical PAD - peripheral artery disease. Darn.)
For backing I used a white-on-white print that has a circular pattern. The bobbin thread is white 60-weight YLI.
Prism is ready to be delivered to a friend who will take it to QuiltFest of Jacksonville (Florida) for judging and display at the show September 24, 25, and 26.
Que sera, sera. Linda