It rained again today, so Polly and I went through our stack of "flimsies" (i.e. pieced but unquilted tops) and chose one to finish. When working on the book Canadian Heritage Quilting, I had pieced an Ohio Star baby quilt in yellow and white polka dots. I really liked it, but found in test shots that the pattern wasn't showing well in the photographs. I decided to scrap it and start over by adding a sparkly blue with the yellow polka dot, set off with a white sashing. Smiling faces were stitched in some of the star blocks, making this a fun, happy quilt.
But I still like the soft, dreamy look of the original yellow and white version and decided it was time to bring it to life with some quilting. I started with my usual in-the-ditch around all the blocks and borders.
Since this is a very traditional pattern, free motion feathered wreaths worked well in the plain yellow alternate blocks.
Even though they are the same pattern, this quilt and the blue/yellow/white one will have a completely different feel.