Finally finished – the second of the “floating quilts”. The first one is smaller with 2 rows of 4 rectangle. This one has 3 rows of 5 rectangles. The blocks and sashing in both quilts are the same size.
This is my experiment – I wanted to see in reality not only the differences in the size, but also in the quilting technique. I quilted the small one with a walking foot with straight lines, the big one is free-motion quilted. I decided to quilt only the white fabric with two patterns : pebbles (white fabric in the rectangles) and waves (sashing). I have used my new thread from Superior Threads So Fine! #50 in white and I am happy with the result. The quilting looks finer and the thread does not stand out. I think I shall use the thicker thread (a #40 or #30) for straight line quilting or free-motion quilting with a larger pattern and the #50 thread for fine, dense quilting.
Now I have to get back to my quilting room and tidy it up !!!!
Till next time, happy quilting, Barbora