This beauty is a client quilt - from the Moda Bake Shop Summer Camp Quilt-a-Long. The request for longarming was to enhance the piecing. So I tried really hard to keep the focal fabrics front & centre.
The outer two borders were quilted with beadboard - 1/2" spaced lines. This quilting does so much to showcase the quilt. There is a lot of thread laid down but it texturizes rather than take over the fabric. I use Lisa Calle's Proline 2 ruler for this for even spacing.
Pulling back for a view of the entire quilt ...
Isn't this just fabulous? Yes. It is!
The sweet print that made up the sashing between the elements all got ribbon candy quilting - different sizes for the different widths of the sashing. I turned the quilt after everything else was complete to finish up the ribbon candy for each row in continuously rather than stopping and starting on the sides with each roll of the quilt.
Most of the background print got continuous curves. These popped out the focus fabrics like these flying geese ...
The 'Pinwheel Point' blocks received cc's in the background, a wee triangle in the gold fabric, and the square was quilted with another square and a diagonal. These lines gave me travel paths to make the stitching continous. The diagonals alternated down and across the quilt.
The 'Path B - Shoreview' blocks (between the outer border and the flying geese) have cc's in the background, the crosses ditched and that delightful wee box in the middle of the cross has its own cc design.
The centre "Path B - Star Valley" got a little extra treatment. The red central blocks got a 'Spinning Square' design; the red/blue corners were simply ditched, and the rest were cc'd.
The sweet little "Cross Creek" blocks got cc's in all the backgrounds. The centre and Cross Creek block quilting show up nicely on the back ...
The backs can be pretty amazing. The shapes on this look a little quirky because you only get the cc's outlining the backgrounds, not the focus fabrics. But it still looks pretty cool!