The good thing about this quilt is that it was essentially a frame quilt, and so I quilted each frame individually. I started in the middle, and hand quilted round the applique, to give a softer look, and then stipple quilted in the spaces. I suppose some cross hatching would have looked good, but maybe a bit too formal. Anyway, it's too late now, and I think the stippling makes the applique stand out nicely.
Then I did mainly in the ditch on the geometric sections, as I think the design can be blurred with too much all-over quilting. Besides, I like my quilts a bit cuddly, not stiffly quilted within an inch of their lives! There is meander with flowers in the pale blue hand-dyed section, but I don't hink you can see it. The border was quilted with free machine feathers, which gives a touch of extravagance to the edge. I marked in the curves with a white pencil and then just went for the feathers as they came. The two sides of the feathers don't match up, but since when was Mother Nature symmetrical?!Here is the completed quilt. I started it in 2006, so it's only been two years in the making. Quite quick really!