There's really nothing fancy in this quilting - it took all of a couple of hours, but it was oh so satisfying to get done over the course of a day.
I'd been lucky enough to get my hands on Camille Roskelley's thread collection for Aurifil, Simplify, (thanks Anne!) and I was delighted to see that the colours went perfectly with the 1930's repro prints that Lara used in the quilt tops. Even more fortunately, the collection included a red thread that almost perfectly matched the solid Lara gave me as backing fabric.
I used the orange thread on the front of the quilts, and it blended in nicely while still adding just a little bit of interest.
You can see that I stuck with straight lines for the quilting, using very similar but slightly different designs for each quilt.
I also found a machine binding method that worked well for me. It's something I've struggled with, because I haven't really been happy with the finish on my machine bindings, especially compared to hand binding. But, it's so much quicker that it was worth persevering with. I want to play around with my new method a couple more times, and all going well I'll be sharing it on the blog after that.
I also want to say a little something about Aurifil. Like many in the online quilting world, I followed the discussion about Aurifil's marketing tactics (including online behaviour from its front-man, Alex Veronelli), with interest. I largely agreed with what Florence (aka Flossie Teacakes) had to say, and somewhat (but less so) with Abby Glassenberg's original post. I also thought that Angela Pingel from Cut to Pieces made some valid points in her post on the topic.
Aurifil's marketing tactics, particularly the #aurigirls instagram campaign, made me uncomfortable enough to stop mentioning Aurifil in my blog posts and tagging #aurifil in my instagram pictures. I did not, however, stop using Aurifil threads in my sewing machine and my hand stitching needle, because I believe they make great quality thread. I was relieved that I wasn't the only one who felt uncomfortable, and pleased when Aurifil and Alex Veronelli reacted positively by taking down the offending posts, and when Alex posted on Facebook addressing the issue head-on.
I think this topic has been talked about enough, so I'm not really looking to perpetuate the discussion. However, I would like to publicly acknowledge that while I was disappointed with Aurifil's marketing efforts, I love their thread, and I appreciate the way they listened to the people who raised concerns, and responded positively. It's certainly the first step to winning back my trust.