On Ruth’s quilt there are four butterflies, eight animals and twelve dragonflies.
I used this much of different thread and I wish I had more colour!
And this is the finished look before it headed back to Ruth.
I always like the look of quilt before quilting which is so smooth and flat. Very clean. And while I quilt, it starts to crinkle and slightly become stiffer because quilting scrunch up very slightly in between each stitches. I do like feel that texture by hand as well as watching it is happening.
I quilt where I have an idea first and gradually build up one section at a time. I think it is easier that way on a domestic machine because I can just flip and turn the quilt as I want. And if I am stuck with idea, I can bring it somewhere to look from a distance. I have no idea how the long arm quilter work around medallion quilts. Do they have all the plan laid out ahead? Do they roll a whole quilt up and down?
Physically, it is a very hard work quilting on a domestic machine but for now I am very happy with my Janome.
Thank you Ruth for letting me have fun!