The quilting on this panel was a challenge in more ways than one. When we left off here, the top section was done, and the machine was acting up. Thanks to a lot of help from both the excellent tech guy at A1, Randy, and My Sweet Babboo, the machine is now humming along and behaving again.
For the next petal, I planned a scallop shell with three lines around the outer edge. I didn’t get them done smoothly, and there are some bad wobbles in the lines.
This little clam shell fill was pretty easy. Once I got the rhythm going, it was quilted in just a couple of minutes.
Next, wavy meander in this petal.
Working down, the next row of petals had two colors, so I planned motifs that could be broken into sections. This one has over-under loops.
Then the leaf motif was put on another petal.
Change thread color to purple, and go back to the first petal to finish.
Next one done.
The last row had petals that would change from purple to blue, so once again, I quilted the purple part on each one first.
Then change thread color to blue to finish.
Lastly, straight line rays were put on the background parts.
Finally, the panel was finished.
Here are a few close up views, beginning with the bottom right.
Here’s the bottom left. I’m not really happy with the cross hatch one, but because this will be a wall hanging for my bedroom, I decided not to rip it out and do it over.
And the center section.
If you are just new to my blog, see the first two installments on quilting this panel on Beginning the Dream Big Panel, and Quilting the Dahlia Panel Part 2. The final finishing post covering a different hanging method is coming soon.
After I finish a quilt repair, next I’ll start on the one that will be donated to Bullington Gardens for their Dahlia Days auction. It is in the Sunset colorway, very vibrant. See all the colorways for Hoffman Dream Big panels on Fat Quarter Shop. Don’t forget to see what is on today’s Flash Sale while you are there!
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