Thursday, April 24, 2014

Miles and Miles in the Ditch

I began quilting on the green wedding quilt yesterday by working on the straight line stitching along each side of the white sashing. And I finished all the straight line stitching today!  I feel as though I've stitched about 27.5 miles of ditch!  

Then I moved on to the intricate, free motion pattern I chose for each of the colored squares and got 3 done before I had to come upstairs and get dinner started.  Only 51 left to go along with the half blocks along the sides.  (Groan) I bought a stencil and am using my Pounce and so far, I'm satisfied with this technique.

In the white sashing, I plan on doing a free hand vine and leaf design with a flower in each intersection. The first border will be a Celtic knot design and the diamonds in the second border will have a curved design in each one with something along the white sides of that border--maybe a line of circles to look like pearls.  I haven't decided what to do in the last border but I'm thinking of a feather pattern.

I need to have this quilt finished and delivered in the next 2 weeks.  Anyone want to make bets on that? Since it's raining out, I'm going to lie down on the couch and try to recover from my stitch in the ditch marathon.  

1 comment:

  1. You've got most of the repetitive hard part done. Miles of stitching in the ditch hardly fosters creative thoughts does it. But the next part is going to be brilliant.

    And yes- Im fully convinced you can finish this in the next two weeks.