After basting, my quilt top lay quite flat! I was afraid that the “persuading” (of the blocks to fit) would ruin the quilt top, but it turned out OK. Pretty lucky, right?!
Lots and lots of pins.. close to 300 went in this 45 x 45 inch top! I am not taking chances! LOL!
Than the fun began…. What to do in the quilting department? I started out quilting in the ditch and I immediately wanted to do more…. more lines…. more shapes…. more of everything. 😉
(Is this the same affliction causing huge amounts of new fabric to stash… the I-want-MORE-syndrom?)
I could have gone with only “stitch in the ditch” or even an echo quilting, and that would have been perfectly fine, but NO!!! …. I just felt like something different. I wanted to try out some new techniques and FMQ patterns. You have seen lots of pebbling and stippling in my work already, but I think it was time to be a little bit more creative!
I drew some chalk lines (in purple) on the fabric and away we went! I don’t know what to call this… is it modern… is it classic…. modern take on a classic…. ?
Hard to pin it down, but lots of fun!!!
And then there are these two!
The quilting is not perfect, and I am OK with it! I really like the design anyway. The quilting is not really as visible as in the pictures so little mistakes are not very noticable!
I photographed the quilt by hanging it over the ironing board. The ceiling light is directly over it and the beams of light were hitting the “bumps” of the quilt hanging over the side of the ironing board. This way you can see the “highs”and “lows” much better.
I have used this chalk pen to draw the designs on the fabric.
The purple is really visible on the fabrics in my quilt, but now I am a little scared that it might not all come out in the wash.
WHO KNOWS MORE ABOUT THIS?
Should I stop using the chalk?