Not the easiest quilting I have ever done, despite appearances. All I am doing is outlining the design. The stems are a bit tricky in parts, but the flowers are straightforward.
The difficulty is the thickness of the material. The red has a pile, like chenille, and the back of the material has more pile than the front.
Not only is it a thick sandwich, but the backing doesn't want to glide too readily while I am quilting. Rather than use calico (which I had run out of), I am using up a piece of curtain lining that has been in the cupboard for years. It is worth putting up with a little resistance from it if it means I am finally finding a use for it.
I quite like the look of the back. Perhaps I should try a free-form poppy at some stage. It almost seems a shame that the back will never see the light of day once the cushion cover is made.
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