A few weeks ago we showed you Ricky's quilt, Mirkwood (Yes, the name Mirkwood is a nod to the dark forest in The Hobbit.) Ricky made it from raw edge fabric snippets that were put in place using temporary spray adhesive. The top was placed over Ricky Tims Stable Stuff Poly (a medium weight tear-away stabilizer that is polyester based). Then the bits were stitched with free motion stitching. Notice that the stitches are really huge.
Ricky does this by moving the needle fairly slowly up and down, then moving the quilt so that the stitches will jump at a length of about a quarter-inch or so. This movement is zig-zaggy to create random stitches going in all directions.
When the quilt is layered, it is quilted with the same sort of quilting over the fabric confetti area and then the open spaces were quilted with meandering echo quilting.
Here, Ricky has put together a video showing just how he does the quilting using a big stitch over the confetti snippets.