It's done! This simple Disappearing Nine patch took way to long to complete and way to long to photograph. How long have I been working on this? Since the beginning of July! You can see the original post here where I discuss the pattern source and fabrics pulled.
The quilting went very smoothly. I used a couple of different size heart templates, one made from paper and the smaller heart in the green squares was a plastic template. Both were traced using a water soluble blue quilt marker, then free motion traced using Superior Threads 100 wt. White Micro Quilter Thread.
It's my go to thread because it's strong, light and backtracks beautifully. Backtracking is when a quilter stitches over the same stitches 2 or more times. In the image below the arrows are pointing to feathers with 2 layers of stitches. No heavy thread build up! The light weight white thread also blends nicely with all colors of fabric. No need to buy several colors of thread that you may never use again. Multiple thread colors in one quilt requires changing the thread spool may times throughout the quilting process.
As with all my quilts the quilting isn't perfect. Picking out quilting almost never happens in my studio. Quilt show quality they are not.
Even with all it's little flaws I still love the feathers and hearts.
Here's one of the reason I can't seem to get anything done these days. My baby girl, Khaleesi, she has come a long way and doing well. I'd make her a quilt of her own but she still has a lot of puppy bad habits. Maybe in a couple years when everything isn't a chew toy!