Free-motion Faux Bois / Woodgrain Quilting

On the machine right now for my favorite free-motion design--faux bois or wood grain.
Faux bois dates back to Revolutionary war times and beyond, and enjoys a special place in the quilting-pattern repertoire as one that can transition easily between traditional and modern quilts.

This top came about as the result of an error in a magazine pattern that left me with hundreds of unusable half-square triangles.

Well, not unusable for long. I did some fussy-cutting on these very dignified roosters from the stash and managed to get together a quilt top that is, I think, better than the one originally planned. 

I think I will try some twin-needle quilting on the blocks themselves, so as not to distract from the interest of the wood grain, since I planned the extra-wide lattice sashing specifically with the wood grain quilting in mind.

Hoping to have this and a couple of others ready for binding soon!

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