I think part of the fun was in thinking up new designs for blocks I have already quilted. I love the design process.
At Cheryl's request I used double batting (and I am so glad she asked because I LOVE the definition of double batting) - it really helped fill the appliques with little or no quilting. Love this look!
I really love diagonal lines - though of course you need to space them as accurately as possible, I think with a quilt like this with an almost folk art feeling, I didn't worry if they weren't absolutely perfect. Just neat and not distracting...my goal was to give this quilt life with textures - not just quilt it o death.
I think it turned out great! I love this quilt!
I am catching up on emails over the next week - I found about a dozen stuck in my spam folder, so if I didn't reply to yours I apologize! I have some big exciting things happening over here that I'm thrilled to share with you...I've been quiet I know, but absolutely working the entire time! :)