Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Making UFO Progress
Progress has resumed on my January UFO. I recovered from the border frustrations of last week, and gave myself lots of pats on the back for not tossing this project back into the darkness of the UFO closet.
Then I prepared some bobbins to start the machine quilting. I must like this taupe colour of thread because I have a few spools of it.
I decided to try quilting a straight grid for this one. I was inspired by the beautiful effect of the grid quilting that Tanya did on her Merry Little Christmas quilt. I have done a diagonal grid on mini quilts and on a tablerunner, but haven't yet tried it out on a large quilt.
I began by using painters tape to put down some lines to stitch beside (using the 45 degree lines on the rulers). But the tape didn't stick very well, so then I started marking some lines with a frixion pen. So far, so good!