Channel quilting has been a favorite of mine for many years. I first used it in quilted garments, then small wall hangings. Was hoping that it would be a good choice for this modern mystery quilt. Gave it a try, but it was just too blah for this quilt. Picked it all out (uggh) and started over with a curvy version instead. I elongated the running zigzag stitch on my Bernina and got the look I wanted. The fabrics in this quilt reminded me of architectural materials, and this stitch looks like the corrugated tin roofs I've seen. Because my neck will not allow me to free motion...whiplash from too many rides on the Tilt-a-Whirl...and I do not own a long arm (yet), I am limited to using programmed stitches for my machine quilting. Would like to know if anyone has ideas on this subject, please!
The fabrics in this quilt have been on my shelf for years and needed some air. I love this leaf print and have been saving it for....this year, I guess. My New Year's resolution quilt is done!!! Hope you like it, Miss Merry Mayhem.