Nothing like quilting that is pure texture!
My June Lovely Year of Finishes goal was to machine quilt this polka dot log cabin quilt I'd pieced last summer.
I went with my original thought on this--to do one large spiral quilt design. I purposely didn't center it--the center (which is the traced circle from my pin holder) is in the third row, on the left side of the center block.
I decided to quilt this freehand. A) because I wanted to, just to see if I could and how it would turn out, and B) because I try to avoid marking quilts if I can. Mostly because I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a hard time staying on the line I drew, and then I'll just feel like I did a worse job.
This way, I can just call it freehand!
It's definitely not perfect, but I do like the overall look.
The most frustrating part for me is how the needle would jig jag (well, that's how I describe it) after I would stop to remove a pin, shift the quilt, or adjust my hands. I'd stop with the needle down, and after doing necessary shifting, it was like a game to see where the needle would come back down again when I started stitching. But with a good wash and dry, most of those spots will nestle in nicely.
This is probably my favorite shot because the spirals really show!
The back: also a polka dot fabric (of course!)
What are your thoughts for a binding color? I'm thinking either black or scrappy dots.
Now to decide on my July goal...