There's nothing on my design surface today--because I've finally started on the quilting I'd been
avoiding contemplating. After finishing all the larger squares of the wedding quilt Saturday with the ginkgo leaf motif, I started quilting on the smaller white ones.
This motif is a made up compilation of a Dard Hunter Rose and a sort of spiral. I practiced on paper and then with a bamboo cuticle stick on the actual quilt square before beginning free motion quilting. I found it easiest to start with the outside circle and then spiral inward in a sort of triangle fashion. Some extra love is sprinkled into the quilt with the center hearts.
Initially I tried out a rust/cream variegated thread in the white squares but decided what I really wanted to stand out was the texture and not the thread. Naturally, I ran out of white machine quilting thread before completing all the flowers. There is plenty of thread tying and clipping to keep busy with, though, until I get to the fabric store for more thread. See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.