When I choose a free-motion quilting design for a quilt, I to try to aim at motifs that won’t require moving the quilt a lot. It makes it so much easier on a domestic machines. But, it seems like I have a hard time sticking to this plan. In this case, it was a bit hard to make regular arcs due to the drag on the quilt. The quilting is the part I’m the most disappointed about in this quilt.
But after a wash, stepping back to have an overall look and waiting a few days before looking at it again, I’m still happy with the result.
As I mentioned in this post, the binding was made with the Raspberry Jam print from PB&J collection by Basic Grey for Moda. About the same day I sewed my binding to the quilt I stumbled on the beautiful work of Emily Barletta over Pinterest. I find the resemblance between the Raspberry Jam print this thread and paper artwork by her quite surprising. Don’t you?
I finished my quilt in time to submit it to two quilt exhibitions: the CQQ Salon, a provincial exhibition here in Montreal, and the Vermont Quilt Festival. It always help to have a deadline to finish a project! I don’t know yet if it will be accepted. But it doesn’t matter if it isn’t, we will still enjoy this quilt in our living room.