Tennessee Lightnin', 54" x 70", is now quilted!
It started back here, with some old shirts bought with friends on a trip to Tennessee
and inspiration from the book, Bold Improvisation by Scott Heffley.
It had another border for awhile, but it just wasn't working for me.
I quilted it with straight lines, using the free motion foot.
The trick is turning the quilt at each corner, so you're always sewing forward or backward,
not side to side or diagonally. At first I tried it with the walking foot, but the fmq was faster.
I kept the diagonal quilting lines going in the border.
It's hard to see, but it makes a nice overall texture.
Even the binding got to join the diagonal dance!
Now for more play with fans. Hmm, straight or diagonal?