Despite my final design plan to quilt the top with the orange peel design in the main triangle sections, I really wish I would have gone with my original plan to echo a quarter inch. Free motion quilting those peels were actually a bit harder than I anticipated. It was especially hard keeping the lines smooth while fighting the weight of the quilt. Here's a close-up of some of the better ones:
I decided to go with my original echo plan in the triangles that are on the side borders and I really like how they turned out:
I've gotten really comfortable with quilting swirls. They've always been a favorite of mine. I love how they make the negative triangles pop.
For the binding, I had envisioned a celery green solid but I couldn't find anything at the quilt shop that is closest to me. I didn't want to make a 40 minute trip to one of the other shops, so I opted for Moda's marble dots in a brighter shade of green.
I still need to add this cute little label on the back. Yet another leftover triangle - can you believe that I still have more?! I made it on a whim before the quilt top was even basted.
|Picture taken before quilting was started.|
Instead of using a fabric pen to write the details, I'm going to hand embroider it, sometime this week hopefully. I'm not one for hand-sewing but I like the look of the hand-sewn labels.
Okay, if you've stayed with me this long I guess a few more photos aren't going to bother you. This was my first time quilting straight line squiggles (okay, that's an oxymoron if ever I heard one, but not sure what else to call it). I really enjoyed them and they really add some nice texture. I'll definitely be using these again.
Lastly, this just makes me want to sit down, get cozy, and watch the sun set. Never mind that it was practically 90 degrees today.
In addition to my regular link-ups, I'm also linking up to The Sunday Showcase by Stephanie Lynn, Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventure' Free Motion Mondays party and Free Motion Mavericks over at Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing.