I finished quilting the map quilt yesterday! It was the quilt that I've enjoyed quilting the most so far. I used lots of quilting patterns, different colors of thread, and I didn't feel intimidated by the machine every time before I pushed the ON button.
On the map section I used swirls (from Angela Walters). I chose them because they look like ocean currents too. Then I did some triangles (Angela Walters) because I wanted to try something new. Then some back and forths (Leah Day, I think. But I can't find a direct link) because the boxes gave me a nice grid to work in. Then some more swirls (inspired by Malini) and triangles to pull everything together.
Then I got to the outer sections! I did pebbles in the white squares and city scape (Leah Day) in the city squares. It took me a while to figure out what to do in the city squares, but the city scape was perfect for it. At that point I was really worried about the outer border because there were wrinkles all over the place. I had been planning on just doing light quilting for it, but decided I needed something more dense to hopefully get rid of the wrinkles. For the most part it worked.
I'll admit though, this picture of the back is probably my favorite. If it were my quilt I might end up hanging it backwards some of the time. Maybe I should think about doing a whole cloth quilt.
And a close up of the back...it is easier to see the different colors that I used. Well, it is easier to see in real life.
Joining up with Free Motion Friday.