After finishing the quilting in the setting triangles and corners of my Nightmare quilt, I started working on free motion quilting in the gradient blocks. I wanted to use the quilting to enhance the diamond shape of the block but was worried it might distract from the gradient effect. Still, I couldn’t leave the blocks as lightly quilted as they were.
Here is one block with just the main motif in it, no FMQ. The main motif shows more clearly in the lighter blocks, but I started adding free motion to the darker blocks first thinking it would be good practice before trying blocks where the quilting would show more clearly.
Below are the darker blocks that I have already quilted. It doesn’t really show at a distance, but I like it close up. Maybe I should have gone with simple linear quilting given how little the quilting shows up…but I am rather addicted to free motion and the quilt already had lots of linear quilting!