Making the transition to the Overseas Office with a few boxes of quilting supplies, projects and paraphernalia. I try and keep things as simple as possible with plenty of “just needs quilting” pieces that can be easily picked up and put down again, stitching in my hand rather than on a frame or even with a hoop. Here’s a glimpse of one of the pieces I finished last year –
I used the “Pass” system that I described for the sampler quilt of previous posts – Pass One was to quilt very close to, or on, each seam. This made very little visible difference but anchored everything evenly. Pass Two might have been to quilt 1/4inch inside each shape but it looked too rigid and busy, so I opted to divide each diamond with a straight line from point to point. This worked well and gave just enough texture without being distracting . End result = reasonably happy.
In the travel bag for this year is this small piece (30inches x 20inches ) which will probably receive similar treatment, certainly for Pass One –
The hexagon star and triangle blocks are 3inches, and are a mix of two batches of scrap blocks made several years ago and put aside to mature. Now seems a good time to let the quilting commence!