I might not have sewn my Board & Batten Quilt Blocks together the day after I got them pieced, but pretty quickly after I had the blocks created, I got the quilt top pieced. What I struggled with more was decent lighting to photograph the quilt, and then I spent a bit of time pondering my quilting plan.
I am really happy with the quilt top. I think it is fun, colorful, and I find the mirroring between print and solid to be very striking!
My pieced quilt top measures 40 1/2″ x 48 1/2″. I plan to use a solid pink for my backing, and since I’ll be quilting on my domestic machine, I will use the width of fabric (~42″) and call that enough overage for the width.
I got a bit stuck thinking about how I want to quilt Board & Batten because I do find the contrast between the prints and solid to be so striking. I wondered about treating each “section” individually, but the thought of all the different stops and starts and burying threads did not appeal to me. When considering a quilting plan, one of the first questions I like to ask is “what is this quilt for?” Well, this is a quilt that I will use for some future charity event or will gift. And as such, I hope it will be used and snuggled and loved.
With the end use of the quilt in mind, I opted for a quicker walking foot quilting plan that echoes the HST angles in the quilt. The lines will be spaced ~2″ apart. So, now that I have my plan (mocked up using Procreate), it’s time to use my Hera marker and mark out the lines!