I finally had a day I could spend quilting today, and progress has been made! I had largely finished the walking foot quilting, except for a few spots I thought I might be able to FMQ (in hindsight, that does not look like a good idea!). This meant I could start on the triangles. For each, I am stitching in the ditch first, then free motion quilting inside the triangles. I really should call it “stitching in the proximity of the ditch” since I seem to be out of the ditch almost as much as in it. Does anyone else have basic quilt skills they can’t seem to master?
My original idea was to use round and flowing motifs in the triangles to contrast with the straight lines and angles in the rest of the quilt, but the fabrics themselves are often quite angular and graphic so the rounded and flowing motifs don’t always seem to fit. It is quite a challenge coming up with motifs for some of the fabrics.. Here’s some what I have so far:
Some of the motifs have not turned out very well at all, and others are completely lost in the fabrics, and others I quite like. I had thought to fill the areas around the geese with horizontal matchstick quilting, but I really like how it turns out on the back with no quilting except for in the triangles. What do you think?
I am happy to have something to show for Let’s Bee Social, This quilt was actually my June goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes…and if I had just 2 more days, I think I would make it. Unfortunately, I’ll soon be heading off for a summer trip, so I’ll miss this month’s finishing party. It’s the first one I have missed! Still, it is great to be on the free motion portion of this quilt.