This quilt was a commissioned quilt for my husband's niece. She loves all things Italian! The circles are made of red and green batiks and white on white, the colors of the Italian flag. I used a red, white, and green varigated thread to quilt it. As I was working on it, my niece said the circles looked liked marbles, so that's where I got the name, Italian Marbles! My husband and I had a lot of fun with the blocks. Some look like planets, one looks like the Death Star, one even looks like a ninja turtle! What do you see?
Closeup of the quilting. I quilted flowers over the circles and a wavy grid line echoing the wavy border throughout the quilt.