I finished hand quilting Mini Hotflash - woohoo!
I was trying to decide how to quilt Joyeux Noel (which, by the way, I left borderless) and was of course considering fans. My husband asked, Do you ever quilt anything BUT fans? I'm not quite sure how serious he was. I pointed out a quilt on the wall, Home Sweet Home, with all sorts of elaborate non-fan quilting and he thought it was one Bonnie had machine quilted for me. harrumph.
I did actually consider something else for this project. Maybe quilt in the ditch and then add snowflakes... I quilted one whole letter before deciding that was just going to be way too labor intensive without enough to show for it. So yes, I'm back to my beloved freehand fans. Do I ever quilt anything else. hee hee hee.
Yes, I used chalk to mark wavy lines on Hotflash because otherwise my lines end up too straight. No, I don't use any kind of marking for the freehand fans. They are easy, really.