Design Wall Monday--see more Design Walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog.
A lot of arm exercise these past couple of days while machine quilting the Summer Breeze quilt. Pattern in Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Surprises book. All of her designs are based on 2.5" wide strips.
I stitched the seamlines between blocks and borders with the walking foot, then started quilting around the pinwheel blocks. I am so appreciative of the automatic presser foot lift on my Husqvarna machine when I have to make so many turns and stop/starts.
I could not figure out a way to continuously quilt all the seam lines in the pinwheel blocks, so did it differently in just about every one! There are a lot of thread tails to deal with. In the striped blocks, I decided to quilt a heart. I did not have a quilting template but searched in my Valentine's decorations and found a perfect carboard one. It even matched the quilt's colors :)
I used a water-erasable pen to trace the heart. After stitching around the first couple of hearts, I decided to add another line of stitching inside the heart to even out the quilting density.