I am busy quilting the future wedding quilt that measures 90" x 104" (see 1/31/2022 post). I quilted straight lines in the ditch in several places and now I'm quilting each block in the way that I think will work. I used an off white thread on a lot of places that need that color, then I changed to navy blue and I'm going to try to get all the areas that need that color. I'm doing that since I'm not using an "over all" design, and that makes it harder because of the various colors and different blocks. BTW, for those who might be new to reading this, I am quilting on my domestic Janome 6600 sewing machine. It does have a larger area, but it's still hard to work with.
A quilt this large is difficult to maneuver!
This next picture shows how I quilted this particular block.
I have been reading this book lately and am almost finished. It's about quilts made while traveling over the Oregon trail or to take on the trip, or after arriving in Oregon. It has pictures of the quilts and women who made them as well as something about their lives. I highly recommend it!
Since we moved to Oregon in 2014, I have been fascinated with Oregon trail stories. I met a quilter who is a descendant of those pioneers and they continue to have a family reunion every year, I wonder if any of her ancestors are in this book! Interesting that 12 of the blocks in the above quilt were from Barbara Brackman's Westering Women posts on her blog a few years ago.