So I'm still handquilting the stars of Starry Starry night, but there are only a few left, a few letters and a few sashing squares have to be quilted too, but the end is in sight :-)
Here's a close up of some stars
Then I basted 'Herbst' and started machine quilting it. Herbst means fall and and the season is perfect for quilting fall ;-)
In the middle of the blocks I'm quilting a sort of petal pattern and this was my first try for the background fabric:
It took me only 3 blocks until I realized, that I didn't like it ;-)
Then I tried this ...
Much better, I think . But unpicking the already quilted areas is a pain, because the thread is very fine and I have spots where I quilted continuously, so I have to unpick to a certain point and then I have to bury the nearly broken thread :-( But it's nearly done now .
So I'm hand- and machine quilting nearly simultaneously ;-)