I finished the orange flame quilting. When I started that motif I thought I would enjoy quilting this motif but I didn't. I don't know why but I could never really get a good rhythm.
On the other hand, I didn't think I would like the quilting I am doing in the lime section but I knew I needed to practice it. This motif is the base for a lot of different fill designs. Doesn't it figure that I actually like doing this one! I am able to get a rhythm going and I'm already about 1/3 done with the lime swirl.
One thing this project has taught me is to slow down. It's clear to me now that I quilt too fast and I think that's why I make so may mistakes. I do not use the stitch regulator when I am doing fill work so it's really important to try to get a good steady rhythm and that's been easiest on this motif than any of the others.
The next and last section is the purple spiral. Unless I can come up with something better I will likely pebble that one. Anyone have an idea that will save me from pebbles?
On another topic, is anyone else annoyed with the Olympics coverage on NBC? They could show us so much more athletics during prime time and instead it's all human interest stuff. I don't mind some of that but, frankly, I am tired of Michael Phelps and that women's volleyball team. Last night was the worst. I don't think there's any event that displays more athletic ability than the decathlon. We got about a 1 minute quick wrap up of that event followed by about 30 insipid minutes with Misty May and Kerri telling us how great they are. Ugh.
Don't even get me started on synchronized swimming.