There is not much more I can say about this quilt and type of FMQ I used to quilt this quilt. You can read up and see close up photos of it here.
I had a lot of fun making this quilt, I used various types of FMQ that I learned from Leah Day's Free Motion Quilting Project. Such as stippling, sharp stippling and zippling all in different scales.
After I washed it I deliberately put this quilt in the dryer on a warm setting until it was completely dry to try and puff up the fabric and cause it to shrink a bit. I love the effect and love the textures of the different types of quilting I used.
At times while I quilted zippling on the borders I felt like throwing my hands up in the air and set this quilt on fire. Every time I went in a specific direction, the thread would either break or it would simply skip its stitches. So I went back to Leah's website and found an answer to this, and I quote:
"This might sound weird, but machines can be finicky. Remember that by free motion quilting in all directions, you're using the machine in a way that it's not truly designed for. It may simply not like to stitch in one particular direction."You can read about it on question thursday #16 and thinking about it, it makes total sense. It was just weird how it always happened while going in a specific direction. But in the end, I tried to keep my calm, pulled those few stitches out, and just carried on.
I am happy with the result and would definitely use the design again, this time with a lot more patience...