I have been working on DD#2's quilt for the past few days. It is definitely not my usual style of quilt. This is a lousy photo of it, the colors are off and you can't see the patterns on the fabrics at all. The are not solids, trust me on this. DH keeps messing with the camera settings, and I forget to check to see if he's changed them. Don't worry, I told him I was going to blame him ;-)
I am going to try several new techniques when quilting this quilt. I am going to pin baste the quilt from the backside, and follow the design on the backing fabric. The backing fabric is a floral, and I'm going to use a blue/green variegated thread to quilt it. It will be my first time quilting a quilt with the free motion foot instead of the walking foot. Lots of firsts, but you have to start somewhere.
The technique used on this quilt top ends up leaving you with lots of cut-offs. I love using cut-offs to make other quilts. The book the pattern came from gives you ideas on using the cut-offs, but I am going to do my own thing and come up with my own pattern. I think I'm going to have to make a few more pieces to do what I'm thinking of, but that's fine. I'm going to have to play with some graph paper too, because some of the cut-offs are going to need to be trimmed down to fit together. This is the part of cut-offs I love, the figuring out how to make another quilt from leftovers.
I'm anxious to get this quilt finished, partly to try the new quilting techniques, and partly because DD#2 has been waiting for me to make her a quilt for a year and half now. It's time to git-r-done!