Hourglass quilt

Hi Everyone! On Monday I showed you the hourglass quilt basted and ready for quilting. Above is what it looked like then; below is a shot showing the progress I’ve made:

Hourglass blocks Somerset Fig Tree


Matchstick Quilting

I adore the look and the texture matchstick quilting gives, but boy, is it hard on the arms and shoulders! I’m powering my way through this one and loving it. Here’s my question for you – what would you quilt in the hourglass sections? I’ve had a couple of ideas – loops, feathers, curly cues, or just echoing the shape – but haven’t made up my mind yet. What would you do?

matchstick quilting hourglass blocks

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