Autumn Moons is finished, just in time for cooler fall evenings. It has already been curl-up-on-the-couch tested by both kids and declared cozy.
As you can see I had trouble picking a picture…
All the quilting was done with a walking foot, taking the curves slowly, figuring out where to start each curve to minimize the amount of quilt that would need to be pushed around through the throat of the machine as I turned the fabric under the foot.
For the quilting in the leaves I tried a curvy leaf shape inside one pieced leaf but wasn’t sure I liked it. In the next leaf I tried just straight lines from each point to the stem. That was OK, but still not quite right. In the third leaf I did both. That was a winner so I went back and added the missing parts to the previous two leaves.
The unquilted tops list is now officially a shortlist of two! Well, two plus the 3/4 quilted Canada Quilt in progress, but as it had lots of quilting on it by now I don’t think it belongs on the unquilted list anymore. Unfinished, but not unquilted!
Now I need to decide which top to quilt next: Seeing Stars or Quilter’s Scrapbook. I’m toying with the idea of hand quilting one, but maybe I need to finish hand quilting the Canada Quilt before I decide. I know I need to get started on a bed quilt for my son as well (his current one has started shredding) and I’d like to hand quilt that, so maybe I should just machine quilt both current tops. Decisions, decisions. Plus there’s a ridiculous part of me that thinks maybe I should set myself the challenge of taking all my quilts to the finished stage before I cut into fabric to start a new one. If I do that will I lose my quilting license?