It has been a long and tiring week at work. I had to testify in court for one of the assault cases I have been working on since the spring. My actual "on the stand" time was only one day, and the defense lawyer interrogation wasn't as nasty as it has sometimes been, but it was exhausting none the less.
All of my worrying about the possible outcome soaked up my extra energy that I usually use for quilting in the evenings, so I haven't accomplished much this week.
I spent some of my waiting time doodling baptist fans in anticipation of quilting this month's UFO. Can you see that I am having a hard time keeping the fans going in the same direction?
There is some information on line about quilting baptist fans by hand and special rulers to use for long arm baptist fanning, but there is not much information out there for us regular machine quilters wanting to try the fans. Perhaps that should be a clue to me that it's too hard?!? The most helpful information I found was on Mary's blog in 2009. The idea to try the baptist fans on this quilt just won't go away, so I'm planning to just dive in and try it. I would prefer if all my fans curved in the same direction, but I might have to give up on that...we shall see!
I have the backing, batting and thread and can't wait to get started. I hope to get the quilt pin basted and the quilting started this weekend... wish me luck!