I have a customer quilt loaded on my longarm. It is a Jewel Box pattern done in beautiful batiks.
I chose a design for each space in the quilt…the central squares, the colorful chain and the background area. The chains are filled with the coffee bean design while I stitched a single curved feather in the central square. The background is filled with parallel wavy lines.
I stitch in the ditch around all the colored squares which gives me places to travel from section to section, and I can stitch across the whole quilt without breaking my thread. I consider this “light custom” quilting since I am not changing thread color or using a huge variety of block designs.
This quilt pattern two borders, so I am using a feather in the background section and a mix of orange peels and stars in the single squares.
The four patch repeats the coffee bean and some squiggles.
I am using a sandy colored thread, King Tut Sahara Desert, from Superior Threads.