I long for a chance to just quilt edge to edge. That was my plan for this quilt; a simple edge to edge with a large motif that I could finish quickly. Instead, I designed a pattern with one thread color change but lots of stops and starts. I used the same color bobbin thread throughout. I also buried the threads before advancing the quilt (most of them anyway) tying off each time I would stop and start. Yes, it was tedious and I am happy that it is finished. I have no other quilt tops waiting in the wings. As soon as I can sit comfortably (don't ask) at the sewing machine I will finish this one
Wrigley tried to sleep at my feet during much of the project.
Here is the center, finished.
This corner was a mess and I see now the difference in how I quilted the feathers.
I ripped it out and tried again. Maybe better, maybe not
This worked best for me. The purple sketch lines helped a little.