Friday, June 4, 2010
Some quilting completed
I managed to get the quilting done in the interior of the Indigo Stars quilt. I began with some "stitch in the ditch" on the small grey-green border, then I outlined all the motifs in each block. I chose to stitch a free-form feather design that would fill the background fabric easily, making an almost mirror-image in each area. (Almost, as I didn't mark anything before beginning to stitch!) I decided to stitch the binding on before finishing the quilting in the final border - that way I can centre the design. I managed to get the hand stitching finished before I headed to my guild dinner, so today I plan to get this one finished! I did no sewing yesterday, but I baked 4 loaves of bread, made my first batch of pesto, as there was enough basil, then baked a double batch of chocolate chip cookies. Dinner was easy - re-heated ribs that I had slow cooked last month (freezers are wonderful), cooked some rice and green beans and dinner was on the table!