It turned out to be done in two steps. Initially, I outlined each of the windmills, changing the method for the middle and the ends of the windmill blades. I blogged about that initial quilting here: http://quiltquest.blogspot.com/2016/03/windmill-initial-quilting.html
|Here is the design quilted at all the places |
between the windmills where four fabrics meet.
It didn't seem finished though so I had to think of what additional quilting I could add. At first I was going to do one of Leah Day's designs. I was thinking shadow waves or etch n sketch would make the blades stand out more and they are very much like Sujata did in her windmill quilt (at least in my memory). The more I thought though I couldn't figure out how to start and stop each line of the design. The borders for the area I intended to quilt were so irregular I couldn't figure out how to put the outline for the area in that I thought I would need.
Anyway, today or maybe yesterday I decided to draw a little four leaf clover - or four hearts that meet in the middle in the junction of the four blocks. It's really difficult to see with the fabric being so near the black of the thread that I'm using, but it's done now - so my March OMG is done and I will be linking up now.
|Front - I think click to see the design - only shows on the lighter plain fabric|
|Back - stitching doesn't show|
I'm pretty happy to have this part of the quilt done.
So time for me to link up and go see what some of the other folks have finished!