Greetings and opinions
Hi all, and greetings from Wisconsin.
I think it's time I join in on all your fun & friendliness around here.
I've been sewing for decades, since I was 12, but only started quilting just over a year ago. I've made several table runners, a couple wall hangings, a few lap quilts, and two twin size quilts. (My goal is to make a quilt for each of my Grandkids, but only one each year...two have been given as last year's and this year's Christmas presents.)
I just finished piecing a top for our bed, the biggest project I've ever worked on. It's from a pattern called "Got The Blues", made to look scrappy, but very planned, with log cabin blocks in between split star blocks. I will not add a border, since it's already very large, but will add a binding after it's quilted.
I haven't decided yet on how to quilt it, and would like your opinions, please. I DO know that I will first stabilize it by quilting around the 12" blocks with perhaps a Serpentine stitch. But after that???... well, that's why I'm sharing a photo here for suggestions from all you experienced quilters:
And a closeup:
I have had a little experience with free motion quilting, but I don't think I'd like to try it on a quilt this size, unless someone has tips on how to handle all that bulk!!!
Please share any suggestions you may have.