Friday, July 5, 2013
Well, here it is, all quilted! The quilting was a challenge for me as it is the first thing I've really custom quilted on my home machine, which I've had just under a year.
I debated thread color for the quilting in the hills but chose to go with the gray as a further symbol of the city encroaching on/taking over the footprint of the rain forest. Then I quilted with a straight stitch following the contour of the hills.
For the little tiny corner of sand I did a diagonal cross hatch, and for the water I found a decorative stitch on my machine that somewhat resembled waves, which I quilted straight across (overlapping the shoreline a bit to emphasize the water, well, overlapping the shore!). I used a dark blue for that, and then in the sky I quilted gently curving lines to sort of give a cloud or wind feel to things. I used a variegated blue-to-cream thread for that.
Now it just needs binding and it will be ready to hang!