I am finally getting back to finishing this quilt! I started quilting it in early June, only to have my Sashiko machine malfunction. Now, I am unpicking what I did with the Sashiko machine and starting over with my regular sewing machine. This quilt was pieced by my mom, based on a design I created which is also a variation on my original Modern Wedding Ring quilt. You can see the full top of this quilt Here. There will be pattern coming to my shop also.
How does one decide on a quilting design? For me, it usually comes down to which direction to sew straight lines because my free motion quilting skills are sadly inadequate. I do really like straight line quilting, so that is good. My problem is that I often get over-excited and over-ambitious and embark on quilting that I have a hard time finishing.
For this project, I resisted the urge to do anything fancy and went with sewing a presser-foot-width away from the square seam lines in both directions. I know I am going to love how it turns out, and it is fun to quilt: you can’t help but smile as those quirky scraps pass under the needle.
I am really close! Last night I did the vertical lines and today I started the horizontal lines. Eventually the quilt will be covered in a 2 1/2″ grid of quilting. I am hoping to complete the quilting this week and machine sew the binding. Next week I get the treat of spending time visiting my mom and sister, so we can hand stitch the binding and get some great pictures around Seattle.
side note: I am using a light gray aurifil thread for the quilting, I don’t use a walking foot, just release the presser foot pressure to #5.
Happy Work in Progress day,
Linking up with Lee for WIP wednesday