Time to begin quilting Shapes II. I'm happy with the results so far but will the quilting make or break the quilt? That's always the question I wrestle with. The quilt colors gave me the impression of the cosmos or outer space so that's the direction my stitching moved towards.
I began simply by SID between the quilt center and border, and then the inside and outside edges of the square and arc matching thread color to the teal. I next quilted the background. Because I want to keep it behind the other quilt elements, I quilted the background the densest with a meander.
As I knew that I wanted to use gold metallic thread on the red border, I moved to that next using a free motion zig-zag stitch.
Continuing to use the gold metallic thread, I SID around the triangles and outlined the appliqued circles. I added a few lines within the triangles to bring sparkle to them.
Final object to quilt is the square. Not sure what I wanted, I decided to try a set of stitches I've been wanting to try. The stitch set consists of a few straight free motion stitches, some free motion zig-zag stitches, finishing with a few more straight free motion stitches. As I began stitching, I decided to drag the thread between the stitch sets. I intended to clip the dragged thread once the quilting was complete. However, as I completed one section, I realized I liked the look as it was so left threads. Quilting done, happiness with results continues. Binding details next.
Until next time,