I have to start today by saying thank you for all the encouraging comments left on my blog yesterday. I am a lucky person indeed to have so much positive energy to spur me on in my new adventure on the Scrap Squad.
Today I will be calming down from all the excitement and enjoying some hand quilting on one of my scrappy projects - Always Home. I hadn't worked on this one since last summer and would like to finish it so I can hang it on the wall and enjoy it every day.
I am using my usual strategy of making up the quilting design as I go along. Using a ruler and frixion pen I mark some lines to roughly guide my stitches. I am using a lot of mustard colour of thread on this quilt because it seems to melt in with these plaids.
This pattern is by Country Quilts and is perfect for using up 1" scraps. (For local readers, I bought my pattern at the Heart 'n Home quilt store in New Hamburg.)
Every time I pick up this quilt to add a few stitches, I remind myself of the challenges of working with loose weave homespuns. See how it looks wobbly on the right hand side? See how the red apartment building is leaning slightly to the right? It's not just the photo - it is wobbly. I love it anyway... just like my home, wobbles and all!
What are you stitching today? Link up your blog post below and join the hand stitching party.