It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, I’d just finished the sunflower border and I was on a bit of a roll…
Unfortunately I came to an abrupt halt and failed miserably with my two threads a day! Like I didn’t do anything until last night!! It was a mixture of very busy days at work and walks left me at times too tired to think straight, never mind sew in a straight line! I was also prevaricating on how to quilt this border…
I wanted to accentuate the rope effect but I couldn’t work out a simple way of doing it. I’ve worked out that I only like quilting from right to left, I struggle going ‘backwards’, I started stitching quarter of an inch from the edge and doing a sort of diamond in the middle where the two pieces meet, it didn’t really work so I then changed to just stitching round to a triangle at the join, as the triangles are slightly staggered I think it works fairly well and as I can just have two threads on the go, it’s fairly quick to stitch as well. I’ve already stitched almost one side.
Now I’ve got going again I think I’ll fair yomp through this border, then the next difficult decision will be how to quilt the rabbit border. I’m almost wondering about just cross-hatching the background as I really don’t fancy going round everything! I’ll have a good think over the next few evenings.
Hand Quilt Along Links
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Kathy, Lori, Margaret, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Connie, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, and Gretchen
I’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the link for more hand-stitching inspiration.