I have been thinking about how I wanted to quilt the colorwheel sunset quilt. I wanted to try some free motion quilting on it, rather than a panto. My machine isn't really set up for free motion quilting. I don't have front controls or a stitch regulator, so I don't attempt much free motion. Plus I have a range of about 7", so that limits the area being worked on. I have done organic wavy lines across a top a few times. And have done a little echo quilting.
I wanted to show rays coming from the yellows, so I started sewing some jagged lines in and back out from the top edge. I knew if I wanted lines to come from the center I would have to overlap them somewhat.
I used tape to mark the edge of where I could go in one pass, since I didn't want any weird jags when I hit my "edge" or the end of my range for that row.
I continued the rays, but tried to put more of a curve on them to soften the look. I used a variegated gold thread. I had plans to switch to a rosey variegated when I got closer to the darker fabric on the bottom, but I forgot.
I just wanted an organic wavy line across the bottom portion, but I wanted some overlap between the rays and the organic ground part. Not sure if you can really see it in the above picture.
Originally I wanted to blend this yellow/orange corner better with the reds by using a darker thread, but I forgot to switch and after I had used the gold over parts of it, I decided I liked how it looked on the darker fabrics.
I will take a better picture after I have it trimmed, but overall I am happy with it. I'm not sure it's what I had envisioned, but it is pretty in it's own way.
I used a solid gold on the back. I had some other class related things to do yesterday, so didn't work on it anymore. I laid it out on my table so it could lay flat and rest from all that quilting.
Both cats thought it looked comfy....
I have a busy week of classes this week. I am starting the Against the Tide Mystery class on Wed. at CUAQ. I'm doing this one at two locations since a mystery isn't very mysterious after it's been shown! Plus it's nice to have a choice for people to come during the evening or a Sat. morning. The times and dates for both locations are on the upcoming classes page if you are interested in doing this mystery!