It's been a long time since I (or anyone) last posted, I have been quilting away madly on my Flower Garden and I am pleased to say that the quilting is almost completed.
It took me ages to decide how to quilt this, I don't have much free
motion quilting experience so it was easier for me to do a sort of flowery
stipple/meander over the background fabric. I used Wonderfil Decobob
for the top thread and The Bottom Line by Superior Threads for the
bobbin, both are quite fine so any thread buildup wasn't too
After reading this blog post on Sandra Leichner's blog I thought that her method might work with this quilt, even though there are a lot of large appliqued pieces in this quilt, and it
has worked quite well although some of the larger pieces have a bit of
"bagginess" in them. If I were to do this again I would put an extra
layer of batting under the larger shapes so I could do some cutaway
trapunto, that would take care of the bagginess I think.
The binding is on but still needs stitching to the back, I do a little bit on that at the end of each day. I'm currently doing all the outline stitching around each applique piece, I have 16 days left before the quilt must be finished for our guild quilt show.