This quilt was made by Donna and she is keeping it for herself. So often my clients make quilts to give away, that is always makes me happy when they make something special for themselves.
Donna requested custom quilting for this one. I decided that ruler work was the best way to highlight the compasses she worked so hard to paper piece. The straight and curved lines would have the best chance of showing up on the background fabric as well.
I stitched in the ditch through all the compasses and added a single echo in the background around them. The sashing got and egg and dart motif and the borders received bead board treatment. Donna and I decided to use Quilter's Dream Puff batting for extra loft, and it really helped the quilting show up. Quilter's Dream Puff is not nearly as expensive as wool and it a great option to consider when a loftier batting is in order.