Yesterday, I posted my finish of Kaleidoscope. What I didn't mention in yesterday's post was that I tried something new when I quilted this one... Free motion quilting in the ditch!
Up until now, whenever I wanted to stitch in the ditch, I would put on my walking foot and do each line vertically and then each line horizontally. For Kaleidoscope, I really wanted to stitch in the ditch around each square and using the walking foot would have taken forever and wrestling with the quilt while I try to turn it 90 degrees was not an option.
So I thought - why not try free motion quilting! Well - let me tell you - this free motion quilting in the ditch is a lot harder than it looks!
But I persevered and after a couple of hours, I was done. Here is a picture of the back where you can see the lines. It's definitely not perfect, but I think it's pretty good for a first attempt.
Oh and I also quilted a cute motif of a moon and star in each centre block. I'm quite happy with the results.
I'm linking up at Happy Quilting for T.N.T. Thursday.
What have you tried this week?