After finding out that my awesome Nana might be a little bit jealous of Pop Pop's Sweden quilt, I set to work making one celebrating her Irish and Italian heritage. Here's the front, the back will be green with large white polka dots. The layout was inspired by Amy's amazing Ireland quilt at Diary of a Quilter.
Now I need some help. This will only be the second quilt I've completed, and I'm stumped! I'm not sure how I should quilt this and what color thread I should quilt it with. On Pop Pop's I just did straight line quilting horizontally and vertically, but I don't think that will work here since the flags aren't in even rows/columns. Help! Please keep in mind I am VERY new at quilting and working with a temperamental machine, so fancy stuff like stippling or pebbles are probably beyond my skill set at this point!
Yes, I know the flags are upside down here! But if I rotate the picture the perspective is all screwy.
Here's a closer picture so you can see the fabrics better. The red, white, green and orange have white pin dots, and the beige is sort of a tiny cobblestone print.