I have been quilting away on the whole cloth quilt with perle cotton thread. Several people have asked about how to do the fill (the densely quilted area between the feathers) so here it is.
This is the area to be filled
in the small area on the right it is really just tightly packed rows of “echo quilting”
I filled in the very narrow area, and did one row of echo quilting around …I will go around a few more times to fill it in
the larger area is similar, but I like to divide it into smaller spaces…echo quilting up to the line of stitching that divides the space
I am going back and forth in this area
eventually the space is full and I section off another area ( it is easier to do smaller areas ..less turning of the hoop and direction changes)
Now fill this area the same way
Keep adding rows
until it is filled
then fill the last area the same way
until it is full
I like the different directions of the stitches …it adds texture….if you want a different more regular look do all the stitches in the same direction .
To give an Idea of scale here it a penny on the stitching
and here is the whole thing so far
Lots more to do!