I quilted the black areas with a medium spaced meandering stitch. I stitched in the ditch for the hexagons so that every diamond and the setting triangles are outlined plus they have one quilted line in between the purple and the black rows in the diamonds/triangles. I used my Janome 6500 for all the quilting. For batting I used Warm & Natural. I have two reasons why it's not overly quilted. Firstly, experience tells me that if you quilt too densely with Warm & Natural, it doesn't drape very nicely. My DH also suggested minimal quilting so as not to take away from the striking design. I backed it in a soft charcoal flannel, also at the wish of my DH, who happens to also be the recipient of this quilt.
You see, it's just the right size for the bed in his camper van. Pictured here is the beloved "White Wonder". Isn't she pretty? This home away from home has been a part of many a camping trip of my DH and his best friend (not to mention our honeymoon). They have been venturing out to the woods together for at least 30 years and they have it down to a fine science (from the solar shower to their gourmet camping dinners). You can't see in this picture his buddy's rig but between them, I don't think they suffer too much at the hand of mother nature. You also can't really see it too well in this photo but the interior of the White Wonder is teak and the bench seat, which you can almost see, folds out flat to become a bed. DH did the work himself many years ago (like before we were married which will be 25 years this August!). Add to her beauty the Porsche engine in her belly and this baby is a camping dream machine. And since these guys go out in October, not in the heat of the summer, the flannel should keep him warm. They are usually chasing fall colours and they always come home with tons of beautiful photographs. Maybe if I ask nicely he'll take my quilt on a photo shoot in the woods. :o)
I'm very pleased that one of my quilts will be accompanying DH on his next trip out to the woods. And for me, now I'll move on to the next UFO. I'm not sure which one will call to me the loudest but I'm quite sure I will figure out which one is next.
Until next time,