Because this lantern quilt is for my sister, I asked her if she would rather have more detailed quilting or a minky backing. She chose the more detailed quilting. I had so much fun quilting it and watching it transform, that I decided to take pictures after each step.
Here is the finished quilt top.
The first quilting I did was to echo the columns on each side of the seam. This was all done freehand without any rulers to keep me straight. ;)
Then I quilted continuous spirals through the lanterns and bars.
Then I quilted a loose wiggle over the background columns.
Quilting really does transform the quilt! I will share the finished quilt this Friday.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on the sidebar. Click on the links to see what other quilters have been making.