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Still working on blooms

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I'm still working on the flower quilt.  Let's just say that this quilt did not have any strong suggestions about how it wanted to be quilted so I spent a lot of time staring at it, thinking and drawing a blank.  The quilt didn't start talking until after I had quilted a few blooms.  Then it had very strong opinions about what it didn't like.


I didn't quilt all the blooms before listening to the quilt's protests, otherwise I might have just pitched this whole thing out the window.  I did try about 4 designs on various blooms that ended up being picked out.  I really hate picking out quilting stitches, especially the really tiny tight ones I get when  my foot on the foot pedal and my hands moving the quilt around aren't working together very well for even freemotion quilting

In the end I decided less was more and that the walking foot is my friend, despite the quilt wrestling involved to change directions.  Lots of walking foot quilting happening over here! …