After taking a break, I'm back to quilting Dear Jane. I have been agonizing over how to quilt some of the 5" blocks in the middle section. I quilted a bunch of random blocks that I could make a decision on. When I took it out this time, I decided to work on the border. I saw someone's quilt that was quilted with feathers and decided to do that. First, I had to mark the scallops and I found a bowl just the right size.
If you look closely at the bottom, you can see the printing which says, "Blue Bell Creamery, Handmade in Texas." It's a perfect ice cream bowl!
So I marked the scallops with a pencil and then I indicated the half-way point at the bottom of the triangles with a dot.
First, I quilted the pieced triangles and I could go from one to the next without stopping and starting, which was great.
The solid fabric triangles are done the same way, but I quilted some short feathers in the scallops and I could also do these triangles without starting and stopping!
Here's what the back looks like. I am quilting without marking the quilt except for the dot as shown. The feathers are free hand and you can tell it isn't a professional job since they are irregular and squiggly.
The bottom of the thread cone looks about right for marking the little extra corner scallop! And, BTW, I'm using Superior Threads So Fine! #403 for the top and Essential Pro Natural from Connecting Threads for the bobbin. The colors are pretty close, but I was afraid I wouldn't have enough of the Superior Threads cone to do both top and bottom with it.
So, now, I'm trying to come up with a name for the quilt. Or should I just call it Dear Jane?