And now my deadline is screaming towards me! Time to get the quick quilt quilted!
I did SID on the square blocks and each HST pair, and around both the borders. Once you have SID, it really frees up moving your quilt around and you can stitch anywhere you like. I needed this done quickly, so opted for motifs that I am familiar with done in a larger scale than I use on my wall hangings. I did include a new-to-me motif, the featherette, which is taught by Cindy Needham.
First up was everything in the purple twist except the outside borders. I started with large, loopy feathers in the purple HSTs in the middle row and then a fern-like feather in the second row of purple HSTs. The smaller end of row HSTs are quilted with featherettes.
Next up was teal twist and swirls swirls in the large teal squares. The teal HSTs were marking with ceramic marker down the middle and feathers traveling along each bias cut side. The teal squares were quilted using swirls.
White followed, with a double tear drop filler on the flowered squares. The white HSTs were marked with a Clover Blueline water soluable marker in the middle and then the middle again to create featherettes that tilted towards each other.
The first border has cubby feathers, which are repeated on the outside border. Tomorrow is binding day and then this quilt will be off to its new home with my former co-worker. I really enjoyed my quick EQ8 creation and will likely use this pattern again when I get a call for a “quick quilt”!
The featherettes were “new”, but now I have done 46 of them!