A few days ago I posted here about starting a new quilt and the issues with cutting the applique shapes.
The applique shapes have all been ironed on. I didn't have enought fabric to cut enough shapes to cover the whole quilt mostly because of the number of abandoned shapes.
I quite like the final pattern.
Once the shapes were ironed I was about to start appliquing by machine each piece. Then thought how was I going to quilt it?
The answer - applique and quilt all at once. So the top was basted and stitched with blanket stitch.
To eliminate the stops/restarts, I started at a point blanket, stitched to the next point, changed to straight stitch, stitched to the next point, changed to blanket stitch, and repeated.
My Bernina has a feature that allows easy switching between two stitches without having to reset the stitch settings each time. I increased the width and length of the blanket stitch from the default setting. I also used the walking foot.
For the squares with no shapes, the quilting was straight line and repeated the petal shapes.
Now it just needs a bit of a trim and the binding sewn on.