|Just a WEE portion of the whole quilt|
And I just finally finished piecing the top row!!
So yesterday I pinned the rows to the design wall and they are so pretty as is. I started planning how large to sew the segments to be quilted. When you have to quilt a bed quilt in sections because of a troublesome back condition plus a small home machine, it takes planning. It is do-able but takes forethought.
Since the rows are already nearly 60 inches across, I won't be able to do the embroidery in the quilting stage so I started blanket stitching around the blades and the noses. I used variegated gold thread on the noses and YLI silver thread around the blades here. I was trying to do it quickly before a physical therapy appt. and took a shortcut in not putting stabilizer under the stitching on curves. It pulled up a bit, so when I am able to continue with them I will put a piece of typing paper under for the embroidery then pull it off easily.
During the quilting process I will cover the already silver embossed blade with straight line quilting stitches and the silver metallic thread, to make it glisten. Gotta keep to threads that can go thru the washer and dryer, since this will be large enough to at least be a coverlet on our king.
When I signed up for the hop, I thought I'd be done with this quilt, no problem!! Well, life intervened, know what I mean jellybean? I always think I can get more done than I do. I always have many many projects and commitments and deadlines looming.
I'm never bored.
So, yesterday while feeling overwhelmed I did what many people do when they foolishly think they can get it all done... I made a LIST!
|what happened to this color?! The ironing board is lime green in real life!|
Until I lose the list.