This was almost a whole-cloth quilt! I starting by stitching in the ditch around the lovely applique, then measured out an created a border with a quarter-inch echo around it, and another similar border further out. This framed the applique and gave me a defined area in which to quilt. I use McTavishing inside this fake border area and left the borders free of stitching.
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- Top: Rasant (40 wt, cotton, colour 0861) for the stitch in the ditch; Fil-Tec Glide ‘Cream’ (40 wt, trilobal polyester, colour 20001) for the McTavishing and the border lines
- Bottom: Fil-Tec Magna Glide Classic pre-wound bobbin (light tan)
Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/