I MQ'ed each block separately in the entire row with the same motif. Sashing will be quilted simply and separately. This first photo below was done using the Janome Convertible clear plastic foot, with the red guidelines. This is the first time I've been successful - it helped tremendously to have my machine cooperating again. Since I am also in love with scrappy multicolor quilts, my "backtracking" shows in many places. The thread is a soft muted cotton medium blue/grey. There is NO thread in the world that would blend with all the lights and darks. However, I am reasonably happy with the end result.
This one (below) has a charming floral posey-like motif. It can be resized, reformed, pulled pushed to whatever space available. This idea is from Christina Cameli, author of one of my new best favorite books.
A Few Scraps Her designs are fresh, casual, and the ones I liked best are friendly, outdoorsy, and informal, especially suitable for this project.
I LOVED this motif - so versatile!