I used Hobbs Tuscan wool wadding and a tonal white backing. The centre wreath motif was a free quilting design from Forest Quilting. I resized it so that it would not cover the embroidery on the tablecloth. The motifs around the quilt were a combination of a Forest Quilting motif, which I rearranged and my own curled feather design in the centre. I ditched around every embroidered motif, as I wanted to feature the embroidery.
Overall, for a first effort at quilting a wholecloth, I am pleased. However, there are a few areas I need to improve on, next time.
- Echoing around the motifs (maybe three times) would create more 'light and shade'.
- The gridwork would have looked better if it had been slightly smaller.
- I should have used heirloom style feathers instead of 'banana' feathers. The feathers would have looked crisper.
- Using a finer thread for the pebbles would have given them a crisper outline.
I am off to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham tomorrow. It will be my first ever visit. I am prepared to be overwhelmed!