Months ago I had shown you sneak peeks of my Rainbow Ketupat quilt. I am now able to show you the quilt in its entirety!
It is featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts.
The naming of he quilt paid tribute to where I am from. Ketupat is a kind of Malay rice cake packed in woven palm leaves – a rather traditional dish from Southeast Asia.
Image from http://www.ricewisdom.org
The fabrics are from RJR‘s Handspray Collection. If you haven’t seen the fabrics, you just simply have to. I have used these fabrics here and there in my various quilt projects. They are great for stand-alone’s as in this quilt, or as blenders.
The border is quilted with a variegated thread in a twice-quilted method, much like a twice-baked potato. The motif is echoed after the first pass to create a slightly more elaborate look by adding curly vines in the second pass: