This is Kerri’s Misty Pines quilt and is a pattern found in McCalls Quilting magazine, Jan/Feb 2013 issue. The fabric is the Stonehenge Woodlands collection. Kerri wondered about vertical wavy lines for the quilting. That gave me the idea to load the quilt sideway on my machine and she left the final design up to me. This one was a bit tricky as the fabrics blend so well into each other that the quilting needed to add texture but also depth to the piecing. I wanted to add some swirls and wavy lines but was unsure how to mesh this all today. While talking to Lori she suggested I take the Angela Walters approach and start with one design, add a second element and the end with just that second design. Brilliant! So I started with the swirls at the bottom, then swirls with wavy lines ( dwirling basically) and the just wavy lines at the top. I really like the transition of this design and how it plays well with the piecing.
I used Dream Blend batting and medium Grey So Fine thread. I have to tell you that I felt like I was quilting blind as the thread blend into the fabrics so well that I had to quilt with my overhead lights out so the light on my longarm would cast a shadow. That way I could see the previous quilting and not cross my stitching lines. Though I did have to stop and pick a few time, overall it worked well. :)