I started quilting the top before I did a sketch of the quilting, then realized that I needed to take a step backwards and do some sketching before I could keep going.
I picked the one in the lower left and did some marking before I got back to the stitching. Using the corner of my cutting mat for the vanishing point and two long rulers, I marked the quilting lines for the sky. Here are 3 pictures showing the placement of the rulers.
Now that I've looked at the pictures, I realize how dirty and dingy my cutting mat has become. Perhaps I can use my next 40% off coupon for a new cutting mat! Say yes!
I used many types and colors of thread to quilt this piece, because I wanted to preserve the colors already there. I also quilted a little in each area first, then filled in more in each area after that so that I didn't face the problem of having puffy areas to mash down.
Here is the finished quilt.
|The Eclipse by Joanne Adams Roth 2017|
I hope you like it.