I wanted to do some machine quilting on the Storms at Sea quilt blocks to hold the center of the quilt together better. I wasn’t sure the 16 stars would be sufficient.
I decided to quilt on the diamonds. I thought I would do a lens shape. (I had to Google it to figure out what the shape is called, and per Wikipedia it’s called a “lens.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_(geometry)) I used my template plastic again. I figured if I were going to do the diamonds, I should do the little squares, too.
It doesn’t really show up on the back, because I used the blue thread. (By contrast, the quilting on the borders shows up really well.)
So here is what I have learned from all of my machine quilting of curved lines on this quilt: I can do it, but I struggle when it requires tight curves. The design that came out best was the design on the outermost border, which had larger curves and then corners. Everything else I did had tighter curves in shorter distances, and I struggled. In a lot of places it looks kind of messy. In the future, I won’t choose curved designs where I have to maneuver the quilt a lot in a short distance. Also, having a lot of seams messed me up in some places. Lessons learned!