(Click the links for the previous Foundation and Layers posts)
I wanted to try something different quilting wise, so I stitched a wonky grid all over the piece using bright turquoise thread. To make it easy on myself, I just stitched between all the pins to make the grid.
As you may notice, I left the top tension so that the bobbin thread in the grid shows on the top and I have since learned that there are classes taught that uses this as the main design technique. It might actually be fun exploring this – later.
When the grid was in place and all the needles out, I put on the free motion foot and free motion quilted inside each little box with a red variegated thread.
I stitched each box in the same row with the same pattern, using some of the patterns I used when teaching the free motion class earlier this spring.
It’s a little bit silly though, no one will notice the quilting patterns when cut into little pieces, but it was a fun exercise quilting wise – and it looks great on the back with the red stitches going into the green felt backing.
Using felt for the top could actually be an interesting idea, couldn’t it…