Here's a preview of what I am working on now. This top was donated to the Tri-County Quilt Guild's "Quilts for Sale" booth at the Pieceful Moments Quilt show in just 2 weeks!
From what I can tell this is an older quilt top that was never quilted. It has some stains and has been washed since it was assembled but I was really invigorated by all its potential. I am custom quilting it to play up its advantages.
The quilt is done in all solid fabrics which in some ways is intimidating but it gives you a lovely canvas to showcase some texture in the quilting. I embellished with feathers in the green areas. I blew these pictures up as big as I could to show you what I mean:
Then I took on the white background behind the Mariners Compass pieces. There was some looseness to the fabric here probably due to it being cut on the bias (in a circle) and, having been washed before it was quilted, it just got a little slack. I felt it needed some heavy quilting to soak up some of that looseness. It really looks different with all the added texture from the pebbles and it lays much flatter as well.
I will reveal it in its entirety once I finish. Hopefully someone will fall in love with this little gem and want it for their quilt collection.