A bundle of low-volume Japanese imports are the basis for this quilt, with a couple of additional fabrics from my stash. It is backed with an Art Gallery fabric (so soft and slidey), batted with wool, and hand-quilted with Nol. 8 Perle Cotton.
I started quilting this February 19 and just finished it March 29. It takes 6 - 8 weeks to quilt something like this. It is 70" x 80".
As I started quilting with an off-center spiral and did a couple of rounds, I decided to throw quilter's caution to the wind and just quilt this willy-nilly, changing directions whenever I wanted. I like this sort of random quilting.
Occasionally I used a strand of a dark grey - for no particular reason.
Without measuring, my rows are about 1" apart. I have had to mark quilt lines, like for a Baptist Fan. But this quilting just is.
My guild has had an on-line discussion about wool batting. And it is my favorite, especially for hand quilting. The picture below is after washing and drying the quilt normally - no special soaps or temperatures. I love how the texture has deepened, and the one-inch spacing between my rows become little pockets of puffiness.
I used to make quilts and figure out the quilting when I was finished. This new phase of my quilting means creating quilts and knowing exactly how I want to hand-quilt them. Quite a change for me!