She is a pattern from the book '3 Times the Charm: Book Two' by Me and My Sister Designs. I love her! The fabric charm pack that I used to make her is 'Sunkissed' by Sweetwater and I love the feel of Summer that it gives the quilt.
Usually when the quilt top is finished, the blocks lend themselves to a particular quilting design but, with this quilt, I didn't get a distinct image of the quilting I wanted to complete. In the end, I decided to quilt it using an allover dense channel quilting. I used a squiggly (technical term!) line rather than a straight line and I am very pleased with the result. I achieve the squiggly stitch by using a stitch called a 'running stitch' on my machine and then adjusting the stitch width and length settings. Not all machines may have this stitch. However, a nearly identical look can also be achieved by selecting the 'three-step' zig-zag stitch on your machine (most machines have this utility stitch) and then changing the stitch width (decrease) and stitch length (increase) settings. It is best to experiment with your own machine until you get a look that you like.
|Three-step zig-zag stitch normal setting (below) and adjusted (above).|