I wanted to make a summery version of our City Slicker pattern and chose the Gemstones Cassiopia from Cantik Batiks. I also added a light batik from my stash for the background. I wanted to custom quilt this one and come up with some new designs. I decided on a leafy feather with a diamond lattice in the prints. I also stitched in the ditch around all the background edges but not between the seams in the prints, I didn’t want to break up the diamond pattern.
One thing I did differently than I normally do is used all white So Fine thread. I usually will switch to a dark neutral thread for the prints but I wanted to see how it would look. I love the results and that saved a lot of time not having to change threads each row.
I love the texture the feathers created in the background!