Now for the quilting details, it really took a lot longer to quilt than to put together. I started this in my DSM doing the little pebbles. Which was nice when it first started but quickly got old. The quilt just sat there while I had fun making baby things for little Miles (less than 2 weeks until he gets here :) Then April came and I have a sudden urge to do the quilting! Any where there is white material there are pebbles, lots of pebbles. Now they look great with the camouflage, but I don't think I'd do it again.
Then I was just stuck not really sure what to do with the rest when along came the FMQ challenge for 2012 hosted by SewCalGal. One thing I did know is that rest had to have something from nature to go with the fabric of the quilt. Much to my surprise the first exercise was leaves. Now why didn't I think of that??? So decision made - almost. I did a few sketches and narrowed it down to two options. Then I drew those two options on clear plastic so I could lay it on the quilt to see which one I liked. DH liked the bigger leaves, I liked the smaller one. Now what to do? Well my skills using April aren't that great so I decide to give both a try on a practice sandwich. Well once again DH was right. His choice turned out best and I just went from there. But I still like the second one better, I just can't do it yet :) And the rest is history. I have leaves in the blocks, in the camouflage on the border and the 1.5 inch brown border. What a great exercise. Here's a few detailed shots of the quilt. I think she'll like it. Stop by SewCalGal to see how others are doing on the Jan challenge. And stop by Sarah's to see what everyone is whooping about this weekend
|Back - hard to see the quilting|
|Detail of back|
|detail of front|