I'm quilting on a Hungry Caterpillar bed quilt for my daughter and need some advice. This quilt is driving me crazy as it's huge and I spend more time fighting with it under the machine than the actual quilting. I've attached some photos so you could see the quilt I'm working on.
1. What's the best way to quilt on the caterpillar/butterfly motifs? I suppose it would be to quilt around the shapes? For this, would it be easier to handquilt than FMQ? I'm quite new to FMQ and not sure if I'm able to maneuver round the turns and corners of the motifs without them getting out of alignment.
2. I'm using the Warm & Natural cotton batting. Would it bunch if I just quilt round the motifs and SITD (or maybe some around the borders)? As mentioned, the quilt is huge and the thought of doing too much FMQ really freaks me out!
3. Is it possible to hide stitches in cotton batting? I find this pretty hard compared to poly batting.
4. Any other advice on sewing a large quilt?
Hope to get some advice on the above!