Started the FMQ of my Field Guide quilt. After some prolonged pondering on the matter, decided on an overall design as the quilt itself actually looks quite busy.
Choose a fairly common design which I found in Christine Maraccini's book 'Machine Quilting Solutions' under the name of Heat Wave pattern. I think this design runs under various names.
There is really no trying out the design for a bit to see what it looks like and then maybe changing your mind (although I have done this before)...you either go for it or not. I decided to give it a go, seeing that the quilt would not be a heirloom but just a humble lap quilt to put over your knees in winter.
So, made a start and did not really stop until I had quilted about half of it. Needed to concentrate to get into the swing of things, but also because I have a slightly more puffy batting this time and was in danger of creating puckers when coming too close with the individual hooks.
Well, here it is
Next photo taken in a different room with the texture not quite as prominent.
The pattern looks quite nice close up, but yes, very textured.
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