I also showed you the quilt I finished following an online Quilt-a-long shared by Lori Kennedy of the Inbox Jaunt.
I was really pleased with both these quilts and with the progress that I have been making with my free motion quilting generally. I have regularly been making a free motion quilted block here and there which I am going to make into another quilt-as-you-go quilt when I feel I have made enough blocks and, this has been more good practice.
These projects have all been invaluable to helping me improve but, I really wanted to try quilting something that I had pieced from scratch and was a bit larger than the practice blocks I have been making. With this in mind, I planned out and pieced together a small quilt taking inspiration from a quilt I had seen somewhere (don't remember where) some while ago and, which I knew would have the prefect amount of piecing and negative space to practice my quilting on. I call it my flying geese quilt and I finished it this weekend.
I am delighted with how it has turned out. I quilted it in sections using four different quilting patterns.
In the bigger open areas I used two different quilting patterns. An all over spiral (above) and a 'beads on a string' pattern (below).
Between the flying geese blocks there were smaller rectangles of space which I quilted using pebbles.
Finally, in the background of the flying geese blocks themselves I densely quilted using closely spaced lines.
I didn't quilt the 'geese' at all and this dense quilting next to them has the effect of making them puff out a little. I love the overall texture and it was a fun little quilt to make!