|machine quilting - see the pretty backing fabric?!?|
And while I was quilting those lines, I was studying the quilt and thinking of quilting designs to add once the grid was finished. The possibilities are endless and limited only by my imagination, motivation, and purpose of the quilt.
Even though it is very popular now, I am not a fan of densely quilted stiff quilts that don't feel cosy and snuggly.
AND there is a whole closet full of UFOs here so I don't want to spend too much time quilting complex designs.
PLUS this UFO has been going on for 3 months now!
I just needed to make a decision and get going!
I finally decided that the next step would be to quilt a straight line through the centre of each block (one horizontal and one vertical). I tried sewing right across the sashing/quilt but didn't like how it looked, so that got ripped out. As a result I decided to make 40 lines, which is a lot of stops/starts. That's okay... it had to be done.
|marking straight lines with the Hera marker|
It's slow going.
That's okay because I really like how it's turning out. It's "just enough" quilting for my liking.
One block done, 19 more to go!