I started on another, using fabrics from Timber & Leaf. Again, there are some issues with having the "same" gray but it's two different colors (one from a local shop, the other from an online shop, but they're the same color, same manufacturer, just different bolts - it's only really visible in sunlight, so it was too late when it was finally visible. sigh).
The top is all together and I'm working on the quilting! I started by stitching in the ditch around each star. Then I added some loops in the triangles - something I've always wanted to try. Not bad, for a first try! There's room for improvement, but overall, they're fine. I did have to use my chalk marker to draw the lines on first... So the photo is of the back side - the chalk isn't visible.
|First try - not bad!|
Then I started with the REAL free motion quilting! There was an opportunity to do some really neat things in the negative space between blocks, but I chickened out and decided to keep on with the paisley pattern - I'm getting pretty good at it!
|Paisley in the negative space|
There's still a lot of quilting left to do, and I need to figure out what to do with the stars themselves - straight lines to contrast with all the curvy quilting and accent the straight lines of the piecing?
|It was windy... but you get the idea!|
Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!