This quilt was one that I received in the post a few weeks back now, and I had quoted for an allover price to my customer Mal, it wasn't until it arrived that the "ruffles" became apparant and that an allover quilting design was not the best way to go with the quilting. I could have either removed the ruffles and reattached them after quilting an allover, or I could quilt around the ruffles with light custom quilting. After discussing it with Mal, she left it up to me to quilt however I felt right for the quilt. She is not a quilter herself, and had bought the top from ebay because she loved it so much.
The outer borders were a little full, and the gingham fabric was a little floppy, so I quilted it in diamonds which dealt with some of the fullness, I did this using a ruler as a guideline to achieve the straight lines. I freehand quilted a loopy meander around the cats and flower applique, and I freehand quilted hearts and loops in the sashings between the panels.