Accents in Design, to quilt straight lines radiating out from the center in the light green section. I know I could have done the same thing with my walking foot, but I prefer to work with my fmq foot and not have to turn the quilt each time I want to change direction.
In the large, dark green section I really had fun! First, I used the quilter's rulers to create an on-point square. I've always loved Judi Madsen's quilting and she often creates frames around patchwork pieces with her quilting. I need perfectly straight lines for this sort of thing, which is the biggest reason I bought the rulers.
I started out with only the barest notion of what I wanted to do inside the frame, so I was really making it up as I went along. I knew I wanted to do feathers, but it wasn't until I had the frame quilted that I decided to create the arc and have the feather only on one side. Then I had to decide what to put under the arc. I went with lines following the arc, done very close together, even crossing each other at times. The overall effect with the feathers reminds me of a tiara. It makes me think of the Big Bang Theory episode where Sheldon gives Amy a tiara. Have you seen that one?
That left me with the outer corners. At first I thought about echoing the flower shape from the middle section, but I decided to go with a feather fill design. I think it's a Leah Day design, but I can't remember for sure as it was a long time ago that I came across it.
There was a yellow that matched my fabrics in this quilt perfectly and a light green that would work, so I tried those out. My Dad made me a thread cone adapter for my machine modeled after the one that Erin of Sew at Home Mummy posted about.
this post to see how my husband and I marked our 15th anniversary. It's completely G-rated, I promise!
I'll keep the giveaway open until Tuesday, August 12th, when I'll use random.org to draw a winner. I'm looking forward to reading about all the new things you've been doing lately.
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