It’s quilting time! The last decision to make was the color for the quilting thread: either a navy thread that would blend into the background and stand out in the trees, or a lime green thread that would blend with the trees but pop from the background:
I decided that I wanted the stars to pop out of the sky, and would be easier to see while quilting, so I went with the lime green.I’ll admit, after quilting a couple of trees and their background, I had my doubts, because one of the strengths of this quilt is the background fading away so that the randomness of the wonky trees is strongly showing, and I was worrying that colored thread was taking that away, but there was no way I was gonna unpick it all, so onward I went!
Here you can see that the first section is completely quilted:
And here I’ve added the second section:
Here are some detail shots after I finished quilting the second section:
This cabin makes me so happy!
Here’s the quilt with the last session added:
After changing a bobbin, something went awry, thank goodness I figured it out quickly:
That was a quick, 5 minute unpick. Towards the end, I somehow, after quilting a gazillion stars, forgot HOW to quilt one and this crazy star happened:
I left that one, it’s kinda cute! Here it is all quilted:
So close to the finish!!!!