So many of the longarmers that I follow on social media have been sharing pictures of these amazing panels that they have been quilting. Although I feel I was a little late to the party, I couldn't resist trying my hand at one too.
Figuring out what to do in the center was the most challenging part. A lot of others filled the center with pebbles, but I knew I wanted something different. A gave myself a few chalk lines as a guide, and chose to use a few pebbles and petals with lines that followed the print of the fabric.
Once the centre was done the fun began. Feathers!!! I was able to quilt the entire panel with one color of thread. I chose my favorite 100 wt thread - Microquilter in baby pink. I two layers of batting - Quilter's Dream Puff on top of Quilter's Dream blend.
The last design choice was deciding what to do where there weren't full petals. I choice tight parallel lines.
I'm glad I chose a fairly a white backing for this one as I love how the quilting design looks.