Carol made this beautiful applique quilt, but she admitted that she got tired of appliqueing. That's where quilting can make a difference.
Here is the finished quilt, and you can see a few blocks that appear to be blank.
So, this is how I quilted them,
These next few photos show how I treated the border. I was so happy with this idea of doing one design on one side of the teardrops, and another design on the other side. And, what made me really happy is as far as I know, I thought of this one myself. Woo Hoo. I am highly influenced by other quilters, and use their ideas all the time, and I'm okay with that, but this one I thought of myself. It may be out there somewhere, but I haven't seen it, so that counts for me.
The batting is a high loft polyester (from Joann's) and it shows the texture and definition of the quilting so well.
I tried to keep the quilting in the blocks simple, and basically let them speak for themselves. Between the design of the blocks and the high loft batting, SID did the trick for most of them.
This quilt was fun, challenging, and I think a great success.
Thanks for joining me, I appreciate it.