terrina wrote:Margo, I love the effect of the crosshatching. I notice you crosshatched over the applique pieces. Did you use Stable Stuff under those applique pieces? Since I haven't washed the quilt yet and don't know how the Stable Stuff "behaves", was the puff enough to get skewed when you stitched over it?
Terrina, I crosshatched over the qpplique pieces because I have seen lots of antique coxcomb quilts that were hand quilted like that, so I thought it was appropriate.
I did not use Stable Stuff on this quilt. It's just old-fashioned, needle-turn applique. No foundation, no freezer paper, no glue. Just needle and thread.
On my Hugs and Kisses quilt, which was done with Stable Stuff foundations, I did not use this quilting technique, but instead, I free-motion quilted around each element.
I didn't add any background quilting because there is so much applique in each block, I didn't feel it was necessary. Because some of the flowers have several layers I think you would just have to slow down and be careful stitching over them. I would definitely use a walking foot because of the added bulk. If you have a question about it getting "skewed", you might want to make a small sample sandwich with an appliqued flower and see if it gives you a problem.