After the basting debacle,
the quilt had to sit in time out for a bit
while I cooled off.
(Literally! That was a hot mess.)
Still undecided as to what the machine quilting should be,
I got started on the hand quilting Friday,
when the guys ran to buy a belt sander.
Every chance I got for the past week,
when I wasn't earning my Carpenter's Badge,
or washing things,
or feeding people,
or schooling them
(though, sometimes even then...)
I hand quilted.
|ordinarily, I'd prefer my hand stitching to holler 'helloooo' but this quilt asked for a more subtle approach.|
I generally listen when my quilts talk, so quiet and subtle it was, with golden mustard Gitermann silk thread.
All those snippets here and there
to almost 20 hours
and just a few minutes ago,
I finished the hand-quilting :-)
|The back is nice (said in a Jamaican accent ala Cool Runnings :-)|
I *think* I've figured out my machine quilting,
though I need more practice.
And I still need to figure out the thread...
My deadline is rapidly approaching,
so I'm glad to have this portion crossed off the list.
Linking up with canoeing Amanda Jean