My March Stitch along week 4
This weekend I added the quilting to my challenge piece, but before I did, I needed to add a backing and batting. I figured seeing as I still had the large triangles left over from my instructions for the options, I should go ahead and use those to make up the back so I pieced the two large triangles together pairing up the opposite color sets, thus making two squares. These I pieced together but they were still not quite wide enough to make the backing so I added a couple of extra strips, one on either side.
With my backing, batting and challenge top sandwiched together, I could go ahead and begin quilting. I decided first to add those two applique shapes to the corners. I could have added them in the actual scrap sections before cutting them up - wish I'd thought of that earlier!
I decided to use the bright variegated thread I choose last week, to stitch the applique shapes on.
I used the black thread to quilt a line through approximately the center of the black area and then I stitched another about 1/4" from it. I really liked the effect and decided to stop right there as it would have been lost if I had continued on. Sometimes "less is more". As you can see, I dragged the threads across the applique to keep a straight line. I'd better remember to trim those later!
I did go ahead and stitch in the ditch around the colored sections to make them pop.
What do you think? Should I had more quilting or not?