I practiced my free motion quilting (fmq) on a piece of paper before starting on the quilt. I always do that as I’ve found that it helps me remember where I’m going. Sometimes I concentrate so hard on the quilting that I forget what I’m quilting. Blonde much?!
I love fmq much more than straight line quilting although there are quilts that simply cry out for a few straight lines. This one isn’t one of them, I thought of quilting ivy on it first but my ivy didn’t look quite right, so I changed to honeysuckle. I’m not sure they all look like honeysuckle but once the quilt’s washed and puffed up it won’t matter all that much, I hope. It’s all about the texture after all.