This is a shot of the whole quilt. Now for some close ups.
This picture shows movement in water. I used two different threads both variegated for the water. At the top of the bock the colors are lighter and more aqua than blue. As I quilted toward the bottom of the block the water cors changed to deep blue and purple. Can you find exactly where one thread ends and the other thread starts?Bears. A simple swooshing action is all that's applied here however, it's when to change the direction of the swoosh that adds appeal.
Just a bit of everything. Swooshing on the dear. Spikes in the grass. Swirls coming off the spay in the water.
Lots of thread changes. Match, match, match. Yes it's work but ooooh so worth it.
The appliqué will speak to you and tell you what motion to take. Short and spiky or long and fluid.
This quilt is maybe "over quilted" so knowing when to pair down a bit is a good thing. Simple veins in the pine cones.
Trees, cabin, water and grass, change the thread and change the direction. For the mountains, divide the bumps and hills and climb on up with swooshing and swishing.
Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed the photos.