I finished up the quilting on Spring Dawn…now to make a scrappy binding and put it through the wash (I wash and dry all my lap and bed quilts, even the ones requiring lots of handwork).
I put a lot more quilting into this than I had planned! Spring Dawn came from a bunch of blocks that were meant for another quilt that wasn’t successfull…I added the birds, and made the setting in Electric Quilt. I wasn’t even sure how much I liked it!
My original plan for quilting Spring Dawn was just to “get it done” with a large meander stitch, but as I posted earlier, that just didn’t work. Next thing I know, I’ve done all this! I used a 40 wt embroidery thread, so it has some depth and shine, which had just the effect I wanted; I felt the quilt was a bit flat and I wanted the quilting to brighten it up a bit. I did the simple vine in the sashing rows as I wanted to add some fluff I guess you could say – I didn’t want the whole quilt quilted heavily. The border quilting didn’t turn out as I had imagined it in my mind, but its okay.