Here's a cute lap quilt I quilted a couple weeks ago. I have never seen these cat panels that my client used. She said most of the other fabrics, which I discovered coordinated so sweetly, came from her stash. This was a harder quilt to quilt because I was budget-poor. I would have loved to have had more time to do more on the cat squares. This can frustrate me, but fortunately the client didn't care. Oh my, I just noticed that the top row of cats is upside down...wonder if she knows this too?!
To conserve costs, and avoid doing a true edge-to-edge, I looked for continuous-paths for the quilting around the cat squares. The Terry-Twist is a great alternative to a real continuous curve (also called C-C) because no rulers are needed, and it is faster. It gives a nice "swing" to the quilting too. It was challenging here because in this section of squares, not all are square. Some are rectangles. In the black squares on point, I did curls, intended to look like cat's tails.