The 9.5 inch interlocking circles design is a composite of ideas from one of the longarm feathers tutorial books I learned from when I first started my quilting business. The alternate design - a half-clam shell 3.75 inches across - came from a striped printed fabric I noted while fabric shopping on-line several years ago.
The decorator fabrics are of varying weights and textures - you can see a textured chenille under the leaf print in this next photo.
I hoped my design would not take weeks and weeks to finish, but it took longer than it should have. I loaded the quilt with what is the left side first, so the stripes go the length of the longarm table. I basted the top edge, then decided to nail the pieced strip with its varying weights and textures (including some devilish slippery fabrics) firmly in place making sure it was very straight before doing any other quilting. I was thinking, "Oh, it's only the second full roll of the quilt, I don't really have to baste all that, do I?" Well, I should have been checking as I worked my way back to the leading edge, because I quilted in about 2 inches of backing fabric as pleats - and since I was working backwards, I did not see it until I had quilted an entire row of circles and feathers, a row of half-clams and feathers, and finally a row of interlocking circles that all had to be ripped out.
This quilt was really not planned
Here's another photo of the pieced stripe.
Happily, my lack of planning somehow resulted in the same 1.5 inches of border on the final edge, to balance with the same width I had filled with angled straight lines on the first edge.
We used to have a textured rug and patterned quilt - now we have a textured quilt and patterned rug.
I hope the natural colored sateen fabric will last a little longer than the printed fabrics of the old quilt - but maybe five years from now, I'll have a different idea to try.