With the quilt loaded and concentric octagons marked I just needed to decide what I wanted to quilt on it. I wanted the quilting to take more of a back seat on this quilt, but not disappear into the background.
I was really drawn to this quilt by StitchingMatters.
So, that’s what I went with. I marked triangles in the octagons. I decided to start with pebbles.
The 3rd octagon got some free hand mini clam shells, and the 4th octagon got horizontal lines. I like how the horizontal lines end up looking like rails on a train track. I can move on to quilting the outside now. And for a change, I know what I want to do in this space.
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