Kind of knocks your eye out, doesn’t it? This is a nine-patch quilt pieced by the kids in Sunny’s handwork class at school. My job was to find a way to quilt it that would maximize its virtues and minimize the technical unevenness caused by being sewn by so many different hands.
I chose a large stipple (this choice made easier by the fact that a stipple is the only machine quilting design I can really do.) The advantage of a stipple in a situation like this is that you can veer off in any direction and tack down a seam that seems to need a little extra stabilizing. Also, your own mistakes aren’t terribly visible. I used a lightweight polarfleece as a backing. To my surprise, the quilting came out really well, with no puckers on the back.
The quilt will be given to a Navajo family that Sunny’s class will visit on their class trip in a couple of weeks. I hope they like bright colors!