I quilted pebble paths in a dark gray Aurifil thread to mimic the slice-and-insert curves on the top itself. I'm trying some very organic (aka not straight) matchstick quilting for the first time - I don't know if they'll actually be matchstick-close, but I'm going to fill in a good portion of the spaces you see here with different thread colors. You can see on the right that I snuck in some navy blue already (I love it so much!). I can't believe how much time, energy, and thread this kind of quilting takes, though! I'm using my FMQ foot because it's faster (no turning when you get to an edge). People, this is totally doable on a home machine!
I was inspired by this charity quilt that hung in Ballroom A at QuiltCon. The middle catches your eye and makes for a completely stunning design, in my opinion. If anyone knows which guild made this quilt, please let me know - they weren't labelled at the exhibit and or online. I love it, though.
These next two weeks are crazy busy quilting-wise (clearly QuiltCon was just the beginning!). On Saturday, I'll be making a quilt with the community at a free event, Day of the Arts (I'll explain more soon!). On Sunday, I'm attending and assisting at the QuiltFest of NJ XI in Somerset, NJ, where the CJMQG's modern quilts will be featured in a special exhibit (if you get there before me, send me some pics, please?) Scatter, Home, and Pixie Sticks were voted in and will all be there (ironically, these were the three that got rejected at QuiltCon)! Then, there's no rest for the weary... on Tuesday, we have our guild meeting (which I have to finish prepping for). Afterwards, I can look ahead to Mid-Atlantic Mod (next month!?!). In the meantime... it's time to wind some more bobbins and keep quilting!
P.S. If you'd like to join in the Cascade Fabric Challenge: make something quilted using the new Cascade fabric line from Windham Fabrics, and you can use any solids (including those from the line). The challenge ends on March 31 - tag #cascadefabricchallenge and @jtlevitt.