It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt. That weekend I had nothing new to show you having not managed to do a single stitch! So, three weeks ago (and six weeks ago) this is where I was…
Three weeks later I’m doing a mini happy dance, a skip hop and a jump, having managed to finish quilting the pompom flower border. I’ve still to take out the basting threads, but the quilting is done!
I’m still not sure about this border, from a quilting point of view, I think I might have overdone it, however it’s staying for the time being.
I’m tempted once I’ve done a few more borders and having worked out the best way to quilt this design, to review this border. I’m thinking at the moment of maybe undoing the extra circles, just leaving the ones immediately round the circles, maybe with a few extra straight lines radiating out from the centre like stems in the background.
In the meantime I need to do a nice simple quilting design for the narrow border, just stitching in the ditch. Following this I think I’ll just quilt round each house of the Lapin Lane border.
I’m hoping that I’ll get the feel of how to quilt each area sooner rather than later, at the moment I feel I’m just paddling about in the dark, which is probably why this border has taken so long, I’m procrastinating!! Any suggestions on simple ways to quilt it gratefully received 🙂
One exciting bit of news, Sarah Fielke, the design of this quilt, lives in Australia. However in November she is coming over to the UK to do a couple of workshops and talks in just two locations in UK and two in the Netherlands…and one of them is in Slaithwaite (pronounced Slawit in a good strong Yorkshire accent!) which is not far from me at all! I missed the tickets to her workshop (gutted!) but I did manage to get tickets to her evening talk. I’m so excited, I’m planning to take my quilt along and hopefully get her to sign a piece of fabric which I can then embroider over and stitch to the back of the quilt.
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