I wanted to take some time to add a bit more quilting detail to my Spring Growth quilt prior to submitting it for consideration for QuiltCon, and I’m happy to say I got it done and submitted!
I had originally left the light gray areas in the piecing unquilted, and after the fact I was sad that I did not use Trapunto to help them look puffy and full. (Trapunto is a technique where you locally apply a second layer of batting in an area that you want to stand out.) Part of the reason I think it took me so long to make the quilting modification was that I wasn’t sure what to quilt, but after much deliberation, I chose to fill those areas much the same way as the surrounding piecing: with back and forth lines.
I’m quite happy with how it came together, and regardless of if the quilt is accepted to show at QuiltCon in Pasadena in February 2018, I’m glad I took the time to finish the quilting. Have you ever gone back and added quilting to a finished quilt after considering how it finished?
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