Such a thrill to be back in contact with so many quilting friends – thank you for all your kind comments. Having decided to try and make the most of enforced time at home (aka The Rural Office if you follow the chrisandbarbaraquilts blog) and set up my traditional quilt frame I can now report that the project is going well –
This quilt is 4blocks x 3 and I reckon I’m nearly halfway on the first pass. The plan is to quilt as much as possible with the quilt set lengthways on the frame and then take it off and reset it so that it is widthways on the frame and quilt the remaining lines. This strategy should mean that all the basic outlining stitching is done and I will then think about what other quilting I want to add. Pretty much the same strategy as I advocated all those years ago in “Quilt It!” (Martingale /David & Charles, 1999).
I’m really enjoying “time at the frame” again. This frame is very special to me for all sorts of reasons (see earlier post) and is a complete pleasure to use. In addition to being set up at home the frame has travelled many miles and been used to demonstrate hand quilting at all the early UK quilt shows – very much an old friend.
Here’s to friends of all types and all ages!