Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Here it is shown with the second dark border.
I have to confess that I didn't quite get the block count right the first time, so I thought that I was going to have more blocks left over than I actually did. Luckily I still had enough to make the top that I wanted!
You can also see that the scale of the middle medallion is slightly at odds with the rest of the top.
I pondered what action to take to give it more oomph whilst I was basting it over the kitchen table.
Can you see here (from the back!) that I've completed a block of 'graffiti quilting'? The added bonus is that I've quilted the centre of the quilt, so I will have an ever decreasing amount of quilt to squeeze under the arm of the sewing machine for the rest of the quilting!
I've got a plan of what quilting patterns I want to use on each of the next four borders. Nothing else quite as time consuming as the graffiti section!
Although I've started the quilting, I haven't fully basted the quilt yet, as I didn't have quite enough wadding - I'm about 8" short at one end! Although I have other bits of wadding, none of them are the same type as the main piece that I've used, so I need to order some more.
Hope that you are enjoying some stitching or crafting this week too.