...and from the back (I've heard rumours Ikea are discontinuing this print - does anyone know if that's the case in the UK too?).
I think this may be my favourite quilt ever. I have taken each block of colour and individually free motion quilted it in a variety of filler designs - some were successful, some less so, and there are some that I want to revisit again in the future.
The green in the top left was an attempt at combining different patterns. I love the ideas I had here but I want to work them through better and think about them a bit more, then try them again. Also new for me was an attempt at wood-grain (orange on the right and large yellow at the bottom right) though I lost my way a little. I found this idea online and I think I need to look at the pictures again to see where I'm going wrong for a wood grain effect. To me this looks more like swirling water.
Overall I'm so pleased with my free motion quilting. Lots more practice will always be needed, but I've learned what's worth practicing more, what needs more thought and what to abandon over the last few days quilting up this top.
All of the quilting was done in Aurifil 50 weight thread with the same thread top and bottom: 3660 (pink variegated); 1147 (green - I think); 1104 (orange); and 4658 (variegated yellow).
A huge thanks to Sarah at Narcoleptic in a Cupboard for such a fantastic quilt along - two years later I may get this quilt finished! If I can find the fabric for the binding, which is in a "safe place"!