Many quilters look at baby and child quilts as the perfect avenue to go easy and do an edge-to-edge. I am not so lucky, most days! My clients send me quilts to do because of my custom quilting. So, I get to make all the sweet baby quilts look fantastic. These are actually jobs that are super fun to quilt because they are on and off in under a day. The ones here took me on the order of 4 hours each, give or take. They are actually a little lighter on the quilting than I often do, but this makes for a very drapable and snugly quilt.
But...I am a sucker, and rather than doing fast feathers, I started with the overlapping swirls in the white area. They were not nearly as fast as I hoped! My problem, not hers. I chose something a bit simpler, and geometric for the large panels of animal and dot fabrics. Often prints look best with a simple/geometric quilting, as it does not compete with the prints. Clamshells was ideal.
I have to return to getting my teaching goodies ready next, as well as a show quilt that may or may not be ready for MQX. The quilting is still not finished. My personal motivation is largely to blame. I am writing patterns for a couple of quilts - boy who knew how much work that would be?!? You probably think I forgot about the hexagons. Not a chance - They are just about to get the backing pieced so I can have some hand applique to do. I want that quilt ready for the fall shows.
...sigh, the crazy lady clearly has her head in the cloud.
Quilt on, friends!