It was so nice to quilt with the sun coming in my south-facing window. The side light helps show the dimension to this block too. I showed the larger squares of this block before and continued the diamond theme throughout. Working the points of diamonds from corner to corner is a great way to quilt continuously. After quilting the lines with my favorite straight edge (a Handi-Quilter Mini Scallop) I decided I definitely needed to go back in with some fills. I had originally wanted to do circles down the center of the diamonds, but that looked too much like eyes!
|Can you see which square I pebbled first before I decided to mark the pebbles?|
Loopy 8's or whatever you want to call them (Laverne's was one fabulous name I was given- that loopy L) went in the middle and the pebbles went on the outer spaces. I was glad it worked out to have enough spaces in the bigger squares to leave the outermost space unquilted as it is easier to do pebbles where there aren't any seam allowances. Yes, those 4 squares in the middle were harder to pebble.
The white triangles were kept a bit simpler. I'm not sure if I want to quilt in the navy blue star points. I had planned to quilt with the same light turquoise thread on the blue, but it's a huge contrast. If I do quilt these, I think I'll give myself permission to use a darker blue thread.
My day was so much better once I started it off with quilting. I'm going to try to stick to that routine on the days I work at home. Shutting my laptop helped! I love all my online connections, but it can really suck you in until you've wasted a bunch of time.
I shot a video of the quilting of the white triangles too. Look for it soon on YouTube or here.