Help! How do I quilt this?
I'm not real happy with this quilt, but I need to finish it. The pattern is "Nancy's Fancy" by Nancy Martin.
I'm not happy with my color choices, but I didn't realise it until I put the blocks together. It's too white and too bright, but what's done is done. I added the mostly white print border to soften it up, and I think that helped.
It is sandwiched and pinned. I used Hobbs 80/20, quilt spacing 3.5.
I did SID between the 16" blocks with invisible thread to stabilize it.
I can only do SID (not very accurate) or outline.
I plan on outline stitching all blue stars in blue. I plan on outlining the triangle (sort of) shapes that span the blocks in natural. I considered outlining the red squares in red and the blue intersecting triangles in blue, but that's a whole lot of turns on a small machine and a whole lot of thread changes. And if I don't do the squares and triangles, that would leave 6" unquilted between stars. (The quilt is made entirely of 2" squares.)
I also considered doing SID around the red squares and intersecting blue triangles with invisible thread. That way I could go all the way around the inside and all the way around the outside without thread changes. But SID puffs it out. Would that look right with stars that are not puffed out? And I'm not sure about using the invisible thread all over the quilt.
The first photo is the quilt pinned. The third photo is a workup done in Paint when I was auditioning borders.
I've been working on this for a long time and I just want to finish.
Any ideas or suggestions would really be appreciated.