I had all the best intentions to get this quilted earlier in the month, but I couldn't decide on a quilting plan. I often struggle because my "longarm" (Pfaff Grand Quilter mounted on a frame) only has a 6-inch depth for quilting, and I don't like to do too many starts and stops -- who has time to bury threads.
In the end, I did an all-over loop in a variegated thread -- Connecting Threads Primary Variegated #21223.
While searching the internet for inspiration, I happened upon a blog post that made me very angry. It was about free motion quilting, but instead of starting her post with encouragement, the blogger basically said no one should be doing an all-over motif. Are you freaking kidding me???? I have no idea what she said next, because I quickly left, and I'm glad I don't remember where I was. Sometimes an all-over motif is what is best, and sometimes I just don't have time for anything else. Don't judge me because I don't quilt like you. Maybe offer some helpful tips to help me get better at free motion quilting and share your knowledge.
I wasn't sure if the variegated thread was the right choice, but once I started, there was no stopping. It blended in quite well, but there was good contrast in the background. The loops give it wonderful texture.
My efforts to get quilt tops quilted do not seem to be working. Even with this finish, I still have 11 unquilted tops....seriously?? Clearly, I'm not working fast enough.
This was the last of my FAL Q2 goals.