I finished this quilt a few days ago.
All the fabrics are from the Fusions collection by Robert Kaufman.
It's a decent size - 36'', it was a pleasure to quilt it.
Quilted with Aurifil 50wt.
The center octagon measures 2''.
The center design measures 28''. From 2'' to 28'' in just three steps!
The border is 5'' wide and I chose to quilt double feathers (feather in feather) on it.
At first I thought the feathers are too small and you have to look closely to see their beauty, but in the end it was a great idea - the quilting on border doesn't draw attention. The center design remains the star.
I found that the easiest way to photograph quilt tops is after you made the quilt sandwich. The fabric sticks nicely on cotton batting, keeping the quilt top perfect and flat.
This top is already quilted and washed, tomorrow I will add the binding!
For my new sewing studio I plan to make a portable design wall, covered with cotton batting or maybe flannel. While I rarely need it effectively for design, I think it is of great help for photography.
I searched on Pinterest, here are a few ideas, in case you are interested in making one for yourself.