After placing my three tomatoes on a grey background it was time to quilt everything. I knew I wanted to use contour stitching, so I pulled out my inspiration photos for reference. I drew contour lines with a pencil first, directly onto each photo. Once I was happy with them, I went over them with a Sharpie.
Next, I marked lines on the quilt, and took it to the machine.
Did you notice my unusual quilting foot? It’s actually intended for cording. I like it because it’s transparent, giving me good visibility. But, mostly because the edges flare up slightly all the way around. This means the foot is unlikely to travel up underneath the tons of fabric edges I have on my quilts. It works beautifully.
Here’s the right tomato quilted. It still needs to have the quilting marks removed and it needs a haircut.
Same for the center tomato.
I stitched around the leaves and the edges of the tomatoes with black thread. This added definition.
Now, I’m finishing up with facing, a label, a sleeve, etc. I’ll be finished soon!