I had a hard time deciding what to quilt on this one. It is going to be a wedding present so I wanted something special, and I knew I wanted black thread on the black and white thread on the white. Many days of doodling were involved!
To balance out the feathers I added straight lines in the outer most triangles and this diamond and curl motif in the rest.
The outer border got half a feather plume to fit the space.
I love the cheerful backing fabric she chose too!
It seems that no matter how careful you are when working on a black and white quilt, those black thread have a way of migrating underneath the white fabric. If I saw them early enough I could utilize one of the cool features of my Innova machine - the gas assisted lifting top fabric roller. It isn't a feature I use all that often, but it came in handy more then once on this one!
Another cool Innova feature that I used a lot for this quilt was my cross hatch ruler system. The ruler attaches to the guide bar at the back of the machine and is extremely stable. There have been many times that I have wondered if the cross hatch system was a good purchase or not. After putting it through the paces this time, I am really glad I got it. It made all those long diagonal line so much easier.
One more thing to share. On our recent trip to Winnipeg we were trying to figure out what was holding up traffic in both directions.....
All the Friendly Manitobans stopped for the Goose Crossing!