Here I am auditioning the last border with corner triangle squares and I do like the plaid fabric for binding. I like to audition different fabrics this way and can hopefully see the best choice this way before stitching and “unstitching.”I knew what I wanted to do with the tree and hills but had to come up with an idea for the sky background quilting so I used scrap pieces of paper that had been in the trash to explore ideas and practice the designs. I always keep papers that are only printed on one side to draw quilting designs on the backsides or on the white borders of printed sheets too. Basically I am a doodler when I am on the phone, watching TV or just sitting around. Do you do that too? I think it really helps when I actually do the stitching if I have drawn the design over and over on paper first.As you can see I quilted the tree in the beige colored thread – Glide by Fil Tec. I quilted near the original design lines that I stitched earlier then other texture lines to hopefully make the tree have some shape.The hills and grass were also quilted in the beige colored thread but the sky was quilted with black Glide thread by Fil-Tec. One thing about quilting on the faux leather is that there is no ripping so first time is the only time it gets stitched. I used a chalk wheel to mark the lines on the hills and a few more lines on the tree and that helped keep me on track.
This was a very fun section to quilt and I enjoyed it very much. Maybe there will be more of it in my future.