This is Lynette’s Wild Rose Cottage quilt and it was a Block of the Month project. Lynette asked for moderately spaced quilting and I think I achieved that balance with just enough detail to give the quilt texture with some interesting elements. She was very kind and said I didn’t have to SID around the fence but could do a meandering vine design so I did loops and a tiny flower which matches the print on the green fabric. I did the bead board design in the outer border in a medium green thread. I use to believe that you had to match the thread color to the background color when quilting on large print fabrics but the green looked so much better than black. So that was a good reminder that there are really no hard fast rules when it comes to quilting just guide lines and its best to go with your gut instinct!
I used Quilters Dream Blend batting, four different colors of So Fine on the top and off white Bottom Line on the backing.
Lynette said I could play in the center block and I liked the idea of swirls in the sky but I tried not to repeat the same style of swirl to make it more random. I kept wanting to do my 3’s and E’s but was able to get out of the habit and change up the direction. I was also asked if I could quilt a dog in the grass, I love added personal touches like that to a quilt and think that turned out well.