Thursday, January 18, 2018
Perfect Quilting Weather
Chawne Kimber, combines both hand and machine quilting on some of her quilts. So this Trip Around the World in my favorite Janet Clare fabrics will be my test case. Most of this has been machine-quilted. But now I'm moving it to the first floor and will work on this evenings. There's no deadline for this project and I can sashiko-doodle to my heart's content.
John asks for very little. But he did request I finish this hand-quilted piece in peppered shot cottons. I've been dithering about whether to include more stitching in the bottom dark grey portion. And since I can't decide, I am hanging this and calling it "Unfinished." Look at the photo below - there is still a needle and thread attached. Whenever I decide to lay in some more stitches, I can just take it down, work on it, and then put it back up. This is the third piece in the living room made from shot cottons. Here are the other two - an elliptical Drunkard's Path and a Glam Clam.
The body of this log cabin is complete - right now it's 60" x 80". When I identify where this quilt will wind up, then I'll put borders on it. I would love to do a piano key border with the various feature fabrics (lines from Carolyn Friedlander and Zen Chic), but I could also calm it down with a Kona snow all around.