I quilted each of these four blocks with a slightly different pattern around the outside of the stars.
The quilting shows up better on the back:
a couple of spanners and some cog wheels (he used to be a diesel mechanic):
a jetty to remind him of living near the Semaphore jetty:
For this quilt I used Wonderfil Konfetti 400 Gold and used two full spools. Unfortunately I needed more than that so when it became clear I didn't have enough for the whole quilt and I couldn't get any more in Adelaide I had to resort to Gutermans in a similar colour for the bobbin. I had just enough of the Wonderfil to use on the top and topstitch the binding down, phew!
Have you used Wonderfil Konfetti? I found it seemed to make a LOT of fluff in my bobbin. In fact I had to do a full clean halfway through the quilting and again when I finished. It was really packed in there. Here's my before and after photos:
It was everywhere, even up in the top part of the machine too. Not sure I'll be using it again. Back to Aurifil I think.
I'm so glad this quilt is finished. Now I can go and catch up on all the things I didn't do while I've been quilting like a demon!