This beautiful, large wallhanging is up next and my customer has asked for a custom treatment on it. I am really looking forward to this one! There are pieced areas and open areas, which make for very interesting texture possibilities. Here is a shot of the pattern, minus the flying geese:
The flying geese will be stitched-in-the-ditch, as will most of the other elements. Stabilizing is the first step and I'm using YLI monofiliment thread on top with Magna-Glide classic prewound bobbins for all of that.
It should take most of the day tomorrow to finish the SID. Along the way I'll need to baste the open areas as I go. The area below is my first design challenge. I am thinking of doing various quilting designs in the light blue areas, using a thread that blends, as well as one or two quilted designs that stand out. Still not sure yet...
It all sounds so ambitious while I'm planning it in my head! Anyone who quilts know that the planning stage for such a beautiful quilt can take days. All I really know for sure today, is that I'll be stitching-in-the-ditch tomorrow.