|Birds through the Window|
The window sills and frame were quilted in straight lines, close together with a walking foot, but I went all out in a new direction by quilting around the birds' feathers. This was the first time I attempted anything so detailed and intricate and it was my first time with metallic thread. Quilting around fabric designs is a fabulous way to learn to control machine quilting. Somehow, you will know when you are ready for this. The background behind the birds is quilted with long, flowing flame stitches that follow the lines of color. The stitching on the volcano follows the path that lava might flow and the moon has some squiggly, curlies on it.