New-fangled stuff imposed by WordPress has made this week’s post almost impossible to put together. One long-standing and now VERY unhappy user. So forgive me if this is short and the images disproportionately sized – I need to do some background research to see if/how I can revert to the system that didn’t need fixing.
Quilting thoughts and activity this week have been based around the current project, shown below under construction last year –
Initial tight-to-all- the-seams quilting is now under way (First Pass) and I’m starting to look ahead to what might be next (Second Pass). I’ve marked out about half the block using my Chaco-liner. You can probably see that all the perimeter of the main shape and the inside edge of the block has already been quilted.
This is going to be quite a lot of quilting for no obvious effect, but I have found over the past decade or so that this is what I prefer and I feel it is worth doing. So “on the ditch” rather than in it! Once this Second Pass is complete I will consider adding quilting 1/4inch away from the seams on the larger shapes (Pass Three). Regular readers may recall that I used this strategy for the sampler quilt and diamond table runner finished last year –
Hoping to be reporting more positively next week!