Thanks for all the great ideas for my Civil War Quilt. It is still on the design wall and I am pondering all the suggestions while I machine quilt my July UFO (pinch hitter) in spite of the hot summer weather here. Just imagine that it's 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) and this quilt is on your lap while you try to shove it through your sewing machine! I do have a very old window air conditioner that I run only when I am quilting, and I have a fan blowing on me, but I have only been able to quilt in short (sweaty) spurts.
In the comments on this post, Angela and Mary suggested curvy/wavy quilting designs, and Bea suggested a line to line diagonal. I thought these were great ideas for this quilt. Because I am kinda bored with straight lines (and the walking foot) I tried some wavy diagonal lines with the free motion foot.
It was a quick, and fairly effortless, design. I liked the wavy quilting motion ... kinda like floating on an air mattress on the lake!
I "waved" all the seam lines between the blocks, then down the centers of the blocks, and finally on the block diagonals.
Isn't this cool how the quilting lines intersect at the block corners?!?
I have been using a Bobbin Washer and my beloved Aurifil thread, and have not had a single issue with thread breakage or tension...love that!
So far so good.
Now what for the borders?
I'm guessing more waviness of some sort!!? One more week to finish the quilting and binding before the end of the month.