Yesterday, after getting the machine I use for free motion quilting back from servicing, I finally tackled the quilting on my Cherry Theives tablerunner. This beautiful design is by Ester Aliu and the quilting on her version is lovely. I was really inspired to try something new that would highlight the appliqué and since this is a small project I figured I should just go for it. I have long admired McTavishing and decided to add some feathers as I really need practice with feathers.
As you can see I am using the Halo recommended by Sharon Schamber. It really helps keep control while doing the smaller fill designs like this and I much prefer using it to the cumbersome quilting gloves. The quilting really took much less time than I expected, about 4 hours in total.
I am pleased with the final result though my edges are really wavy. I guess my background quilting is too dense for the outside border. Lesson learned for the next time. And there will be a next time, the quilting pattern was pretty easy and fun and I love how it looks.
I have also been making the little flying geese for my Stonefields quilt. Here are about 1/2 of them finished.