Deb guessed correctly when she said I would quilt my Icecream quilt 'in ripples or swirls or something icecream like'! (Deb has a gorgeous blog called Needles, Sticks and Hooks, she is creating amazing quilty stuff over there!). And yes, I went with the swirls for quilting my Icecream quilt.
Here is an action shot...(melting in the sun over my mosaic fishpond).
And the flat shot....
A photo of the back. I love using up leftovers in the back of my quilts, and as a lovely friend remarked to me today, it makes the quilt reversible!
A close up shot of the swirly ice-cream-like quilting in the sun....
I do all my quilting on my domestic Janome 6500p. One of the best hints I have come across for quilting on a domestic machine is to use a new, good quality needle for each quilt. I make sure I clean the lint out of my bobbin area before I quilt too, takes a little time to do but makes a big difference to the smooth running of the machine!
I had to include a closeup photo of the gorgeous orchids that are still going strong (I haven't killed them yet!). Their colours match the quilt beautifully I think!
This one is a keeper for me, I think I will hang it over the back of my lounge, it will match my aqua carpet perfectly.
So the Icecream quilt is done. What next, I haven't quite decided yet, a few ufo's to finish off, not to mention some BOM's to get stuck into! I would love to hear if you have a good tip for successful quilting on your home machine?