It's about time I posted something. I've been sewing - stitching away on current projects. I have not started anything new although the temptation has been very great.
I had a week at home in early April. Our furnace quit and we heated the house with the woodstove for a week until a part could be acquired. I had to stay home and feed wood into the stove... One day I made the best of it and basted this enormous quilt on the floor of my dining room. I used all of my basting pins and still didn't have enough so I thread basted the border just to get it done.
It was my plan to free motion quilt this - hoping it would go fast like my son's quilt. But as I considered it I decided to use my walking foot to anchor the blocks before I tried free motion quilting. Then I flipped through an excellent book "Visual guide to Free-motion Quilting Feathers" by Natalia Bonner and found this feathered design that fit into a square.
My quilting is far from perfect but I am pleased with how this design fills the blocks without being too dense. The design doesn't take over the block like it may appear in this picture. If I turned the lights on as usual you would hardly see any quilting at all. I still need a plan for the zigzag sashing. Straight lines are all I've thought of so far. Any suggestions??
The design works well for the half blocks too - here it is from the back. By the last block I will be a pro - lol!